Excerpt from Voice of America Broadcast

May 26, 1961


My grandfather came to this country many years ago. He was brought up in Boston and when he went out to look for a job there were signs on many stores that no Irish were wanted. Now after some 40 or 50 years, an Irish Catholic is President of the United States. That progress has been made over the last fifty years. And we feel that the same kind of progress will be made by the Negroes. There is no question about it. In the foreseeable future a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has. We will make progress in this country.