View of the amphitheater, choir, and spectators, Aaronsburg, PA, October 23, 1949.
flipFlip to Dr. Ralph J. Bunche addressing the public, Aaronsburg, PA, October 23, 1949.
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View of the amphitheater, choir and spectators, Aaronsburg, PA

Credit: Max Kade German-American Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

An estimated 30,000 people attended the 1949 ceremonies at Aaronsburg that celebrated patriotism, tolerance, and America's growing ethnic diversity. These ceremonies, which took place during the heat of the Cold War battles with international Communism, attracted a strong public response.

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