y father spoke before groups of different sizes, different ethnicities and different spiritual and political beliefs on a variety of subjects.
As Chairman of the Dixwell Community Council's Health Commission, every several weeks he spoke to the membership of different community organizations on health issues.
In 1954, he spoke to B'nai Brith in a speech entitled, "The Dixie Sit-Down Strikes," explaining why black college students were sitting at segregated lunch counters in the South, refusing to move until being forcibly arrested.
In 1970, he delivered a speech to the Howard University Medical Alumni Associations's Twenty-Fourth Annual Reunion on "Bridging Two Worlds: The Ghetto and the EstablishmentA Black Doctor's Idea of Civic Responsibility." He told his black medical audience what he felt their role should be in assisting black brothers and sisters in economically-depressed communities and what the consequences would be in abandoning them.
He also spoke to his fellow Directors of the Kiwanis Club and the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at various times.
Among his prepared speeches, is one entitled, "The Christian Doctor," in which he explains how "Christian" and "doctor" were, for him, complementary, rather than contradictory, roles. Neither the date of the speech nor his audience were noted, although, presumably, his audience was predominantly Christian.
In the speech he traces the development of Western medicine from Ancient Egypt to his day and indicates that there are some experiences of living and dying that can only be the work of a Supreme Being.
The speech follows, in its entirety: