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Sherman Grinberg
Pathe
28153
SR002688_01_02.mov
4/11/1951
Political scientist and diplomat Ralph Bunche speaks after receiving the Four Freedoms Award at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, 1951
VS Ralph Bunche speaks at CBS, NBC, other microphones after receiving the Four Freedoms Award: "I have learned well enough how to use freedom, our freedom responsibly in the political arena. In the press and on the platform and even at times in the ranks of the military there is not infrequently to be found a seeming irresponsibility and abuse in the exercise of that freedom which is our greatest American Heritage. Freedom should never be interpreted as license and what we like to call rugged individualism ‰Û_ can be carried to such extremes as to endanger the very foundations of the state itself. The fundamental issue in the world today as it has been for centuries continues to be the fate of human freedom and it must become increasingly clear ‰Û_ that peace in the world can be secure only when there is universal freedom. When men as individuals are free to go and come. To speak, to think, to worship, to assemble and to associate freely, to earn their daily bread and enough of it by voluntary free labor. To feel secure and without fear in their daily lives. When every man, whatever his race or his color or his creed, whatever his culture or his origin can walk with full dignity and on a plane of equality with all other men..." / "Free peoples constitute the best, indeed the only sound insurance against war. Free peoples will fight if need be to protect their freedom but they do not and will not in this enlightened age initiate aggressive wars‰Û, ‰ÛÏthe American people have built their great strength as a nation on the solid foundations of freedom, of individual liberty and of the firm and unfaltering belief of a people widely diversified by race, culture, religion and national origin. In freedom as it finds its expression in a democratic society, no foundation could ever be more secure or more enduring. May we in this society never waver in our devotion to this noble idea" / Bunche leaves podium to standing ovation, shakes hands with VP Alben Barkley and others
Ralph Bunche, Alben Barkley
United States
New York
New York City

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