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Secretary Rusk, Cardinal Spellman to Address American Jewish Committee

April 23, 1964
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Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Francis Cardinal Spellman will be the principal speakers at the American Jewish Committee’s 57th annual meeting here, it was announced here today.

Newton N. Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and chairman of the meeting, announced that the Secretary of State has been named as the 1964 recipient of the American Jewish Committee’s American Liberties Medallion “for exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty.”

Both Cardinal Spellman and Secretary of State Rusk will address the annual dinner meeting Thursday evening, April 30, at the New York Hilton Hotel, where all the sessions of the five-day annual meeting will take place. Morris B. Abram, president of the Committee, and U.S. expert member of the United Nations Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities, will deliver the annual presidential report on the Committee’s human relations program at home and abroad.

The American Liberties Medallion is awarded annually by the Committee to the individual in public life who has made major contributions in the field of human relations and human rights.

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