You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
But the deep desire for peace remained with the American people.
The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.
Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.
We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.
This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.