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A devoutly anti-communist fundamentalist group, the American Council of Christian Churches, produced this button in 1959 at the height of America's fear of communism. The group handed the buttons out at a rally held in Connie Mack Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team until 1970.
The rally was organized in protest of Soviet statesman Nikita Khrushchev's controversial visit to the United States. Rally co-organizers included the American-Hungarian Federation, American Friends of the Anti-Bolshevik Block of Nations, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. At the time, each of these groups was known for its anti-communist stance.
(1959, September 13). "Baseball Park Rented To Protest Red's Tour." Associated Press.
McIntire, Carl. "What is the Difference Between the American Council of Christian Churches and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.?" Retrieved from http://www.carlmcintire.org/booklets-acccVnccc.php.