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This is the cover of "Southern Diary" magazine depicting President Eisenhower eating southern food surrounded by local leaders. It appeared in the July-August 1954 edition.

This is an official note the White House sent to A. Grant Whitney informing him and the city of Charlotte that the President would attend Freedom Celebration Day on May 18, 1954.

This is a black and white photograph of President Eisenhower arriving at Freedom Park via motorcade. He is waving to the crowd that gathered for the day's festivities on May 18, 1954. He is surrounded by secret servicemen.

This is a photo of a bus with a banner attached to the front welcoming Ike (President Eisenhower) to Charlotte for Freedom Celebration Day in 1954.

This is a photo of the crowd at Freedom Celebration Day in 1954 in Freedom Park. The view is from behind as the crowd faces the main platform where President Eisenhower sat.

This is an image of two women with binoculars watching the main stage during Freedom Celebration Day. One is wearing a homemade patriotic hat fashioned out of newspaper.

This is a photo of several kids and adults sitting on the lawn casually enjoying Freedom Celebration day.

This is an image of a large cake baked in honor of the President's visit with the words of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence written with icing. A lady proudly stands next to the cake with a ribbon commemorating the special day.

This is a photo of President Eisenhower waving to the crowd in Charlotte after taking the main stage in Freedom Park. Behind him are several guests also surrounded by the stars and stripes.

This is a photo of President Eisenhower peering over a special table which was available for him to dine on during the celebration. Underneath a glass panel were the words of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
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