Address at the Luncheon of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, the Americana Hotel, New York City

January 20, 1966


New York, NY

Our purpose in ending the isolation of the ghetto is no different in the end from our purpose in trying to restore vigor to the life of Appalachia. In both cases it is the inevitable or erosion of the spirit which isolation has brought that we seek to counteract. In both cases our ultimate purpose is to assure that every American comes to know the full meaning of the truths that we held to be self-evident for the rest of America almost 190 years ago.