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EisenSmall1.jpg
This is a black and white photograph of the Freedom Day Celebration after most people had left. A lot of trash is seen on the ground as Charlotteans continue to walk around.

Eisen-SouthernDiary1.jpg
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.

EisenSmall2.jpg
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.

Eisen-Waving.jpg
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.

Eisen-Cake1.jpg
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.

Eisen-1.jpg
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.

Eisen-Accepts1.jpg
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.
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