1954 - Ike Visits Charlotte

May 18, 1954 - More than 60,000 people crowd into Charlotte's Freedom Park to hear President Dwight Eisenhower speak. His visit is part of the annual "Meck Dec" Day commemoration. Choirs sing as citizens celebrate Mecklenburg's 1775 declaration of independence from British rule.
 
President Eisenhower at Freedom Park
President Eisenhower at Freedom Park

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