Quote from Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.,
"We, Negro Americans,
sing with all loyal Americans:
My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims' pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
That's exactly what we mean --
from every mountain side, let freedom ring.
Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains
of Vermont and New Hampshire;
not only from the Catskills of New York;
but from the Ozarks in Arkansas,
from the Stone Mountain in Georgia,
from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
-- let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States,
but for the disinherited of all the earth --
may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside,
LET FREEDOM RING!"
Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr. (more quotes by Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr. or books by/about Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.)
(1908-81) American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman from the south side of Chicago.
Speech at Republican National Convention, 1952
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