Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958

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Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower  | Date: November 18, 1958

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Message Read at the Dinner of the National Urban League in New York City,
November 18, 1958

AS AMERICANS we believe that all men are created equal. Our national existence began with this belief and it is the foundation of our democracy. We must continue to build on this foundation, so that each citizen is free to enjoy the fruits of his own individual effort apart from those which may accrue to his fellow citizens and community. We must continue to make this right of individual effort more fully and widely shared. We must continue to strengthen and enlarge the opportunities of our people to develop and utilize their God-given talents for their own sakes and for the common good.

I shall continue to work with all the skill, patience and influence which I can command to advance these time-honored principles of American equality and justice.

On this day, it is a privilege to send my personal congratulations to you and to every citizen across the land who is helping to ensure for our Nation and for the world the sacred traditions of justice, freedom, and equal opportunity for all men.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

NOTE: The President’s message was read by the Secretary of Labor at the dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The National Urban League is a voluntary educational service agency established in 1910 for the purpose of improving the economic status of the Negro population.

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Chicago: Dwight D. Eisenhower, "315 Message Read at the Dinner of the National Urban League in New York City,," Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.870 Original Sources, accessed October 2, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TJGECBDB3LCX7Y.

MLA: Eisenhower, Dwight D. "315 Message Read at the Dinner of the National Urban League in New York City,." Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.870, Original Sources. 2 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TJGECBDB3LCX7Y.

Harvard: Eisenhower, DD, '315 Message Read at the Dinner of the National Urban League in New York City,' in Public Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.870. Original Sources, retrieved 2 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TJGECBDB3LCX7Y.