Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
In this broadcast, the American Labor Party pays tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the eighth anniversary of his death. Du Bois and former ALP Congressman Vito Marcantonio touch on the discrepancy between Roosevelt's ideal of the Freedom from Fear and the widespread paranoia of Cold War America as spearheaded by the House Un-American Activities Committee. They describe Roosevelt's contributions to civil rights and the labor movement. They finish by declaring that the best tribute that the American people could make to the memory of Roosevelt would be to end the Korean War.