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Eisenhower Issues “brotherhood Week” Declaration; Calls for Unity

A declaration by President Eisenhower stressing the fact that the United States is “a people of many races, colors and creeds” but at the same time “one nation” and must seek “a stouter unity” among its people, was released here today by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. The declaration was issued by the President in connection with Brotherhood Week which will be observed February 17-24. President Eisenhower is serving as honorary chairman of the Brotherhood Week.

“We are a people of many races, colors and creeds, but we are one nation, one country. “the President said in his declaration. “The rich variety of American life invigorates the entire Republic, our economy, our culture, our dedication to freedom and justice. America is a great and dynamic expression of equality among men. But America must forever seek a stouter unity among its people, a sharper understanding that none of us can stand alone; that working together all of us shall prosper in the human goods of body and mind and spirit.”

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