Have Fun In Red China. Hope They Keep You
On July 15th of 1971, U. S. President Richard Nixon shocked the nation by announcing his intention to visit the People’s Republic of China and meet with Chairman Mao. Understandably public reaction was mixed, as illustrated by the following: Two of many messages sent to the White House in response — the first from a Maryann Grelinger of Kansas City, Missouri; the second from Kirk Douglas.
Images courtesy of the Nixon Library.
Via Letters of Note