The Aaronsburg Story

 

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COMMEMORATION PROGRAM
Centre County's Share in the State-Wide Observance of "Pennsylvania Week"
AARONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
October 23, 1949


 


"The history of Aaronsbturg typifies what this nation and the world are trying to do in erasing intolerance of religion, race, and color."--Governor James H. Duff

8:45 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE--Salem Lutheran Church
Speaker--Dr. Frederick Keller Stamm, Former Pastor, First Congregational Church, Chicago, Illinois
Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, Vice-President of Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rochester, N. Y.

10:00 A.M. PUBLIC MEETING DEDICATED TO RELIGIOUS AND RACIAL UNDERSTANDING (Pageant Site)

Co-Chairman, Dr. J. W. Claudy, Aaronsburg Story Committee
Presiding--Honorable James H. Duff, Governor of Pennsylvania
Dr. Daniel A. Poling, Editor, The Christian Herald
Honorable Felix Frankfurter, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Former Mediator, United Nations Palestine Commission
General William J. Donovan, Former Director, Office of Strategic Services

11:00 A.M. BROTHERHOOD INSTITUTES (Held simultaneously)
Chairman--Mr. Clarence A. Peters, Director, Northeastern Division, National Conference of Christians and Jews

NUMBER I--Salem Lutheran Church
"Techniques of Handling Prejudice and Prejudiced People"
Coordinator--Mr. Clarence Zorger, Superintendent of Schools, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Resource Speaker--Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, President, The Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Panel Speakers:

Rabbi Philip D. Bookstaber, Temple Ohev Shalom, Harrisburg, Pa.
Dr. Andrew Gottschall, Philadelphia Director, National Conference of Christians and Jews

Mrs. Myra Blakeslee--Director of Education, Division Against Discrimination, State of New Jersey

Mr. Julius Thomas, Director, National Urban League
General William J. Donovan, Former Director, Office of Strategic Services

NUMBER 2--Evangelical and Reformed Church
"Religious Intolerance and American Society"
Coordinator--Dr. William Edel, President, Dickinson College
Resource Speaker--Dr. Abram L. Sachar, President, Brandeis University
Panel Speakers:
Mr. Maurice Fagan--Director, Fellowship Commission, Philadelphia, Pa.

Sir Mohammed Aly Zafrulla Khan, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Relations, Government of Pakistan.

Mr. Allyn P. Robinson, Director, Commission on Religious Organizations, National Conference of Christians and Jews

Mr. John Sullivan, Director of Education and Public Relations, New York State Commission Against Discrimination

Dr. Frederick Keller Stamm, Former Pastor, First Congregational Church, Chicago, Illinois

Rabbi D. A. Jessurun Cardozo, Mikveh Israel Synagogue, Philadelphia, Pa.

NUMBER 3--Evangelical United Brethren Church
"How to Assure Minority Groups Their Rights and Dignities as Americans"

Coordinator--Mr. James Milholland, Acting President, Pennsylvania State College

Resource Speaker--Dr. Charles S. Johnson, President, Fisk University

Panel Speakers:

Mr. J. Harold Saks, Community Services Director, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

Mr. Russell Bradley, Pittsburgh Director, National Conference of Christians and Jews

Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, Vice-President of Central Conference of American Rabbis

Dr. Charming H. Tobias, Director, Phelps-Stokes Foundation

Miss Marjorie Penny, Director, Fellowship House, Philadelphia, Pa.

12-30 P.M. LUNCH

2:00 P.M.   OPEN AIR HISTORICAL PAGEANT--'The Issue Of An Ideal."

5:00 to
6:00 P.M.   SYMPOSIUM-Brotherhood for Peace and Freedom--Salem Lutheran Church

Presiding--Honorable James H. Duff, Governor of Pennsylvania

Sir Mohammed Aly Zafyulla Khan, Vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth Relations, Government of Pakistan

Dr. Abram L. Sachar, President, Brandeis University

Dr. Charming H. Tobias, Director, Phelps-Stokes Foundation

Presented by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the

National Conference of Christians and Jews

Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State College

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation of America

Centre County Public Schools

Centre County Granges and Affiliates
Centre County Veterans Organizations