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1964 Press Photo Captive Nations Grant Park Chicago

$12.33
AdID: 23795

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRR22783

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers

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This is an original press photo. Chicago Sun-Times exclusive photo of Captive Nations rites at Grant Park. Looking from the bandshell, assembly and gathering of marchers in progress. "Captive Nations" is a term sometimes used in the United States to describe nations under undemocratic regimes. During the Cold War, when the phraseology appeared and was more frequently used, it referred to nations under Communist domination, primarily Soviet rule. As a part of the United States' Cold War strategy, an anti-Communism advocacy group, the National Captive Nations Committee, was established in 1959 according to Pub.L. 86-90 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The American economist and diplomat of Ukrainian heritage Lev Dobriansky played a key role in it.[2] The law also established Captive Nations Week, traditionally proclaimed for the third week in July since then. The move aimed at raising public awareness of the problems of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments. When declaring the July 2009 Captive Nations Week, President Barack Obama stated, that, while the Cold War had been consigned to the history books, concerns raised by President Eisenhower remained still valid. Captive Nations Week, a week aimed at raising public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments, began in 1953 and was declared by a Congressional resolution and signed into law (Public Law 86-90) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959. President Eisenhower, and every successive U.S. President up to the administration of President Barack Obama, has declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations Week. Grant Park (originally Lake Park, established 1844) is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km �) in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Named for United States' President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant, Grant Park is frequently referred to as the city's front yard. It is bordered on the north by Randolph Street, on the south by Roosevelt Road, on the west by Michigan Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. [Wikipedia] Photo measures 10 x 8 inches. Photo is dated 07-12-1964