Captive Nations Week

As seen in our July 2015 Calendar
Jul 19th - Jul 25th

Captive Nations Week, a week aimed at raising public awareness of the oppression of nations under the control of Communist and other non-democratic governments, began in 1953 and was declared by a Congressional resolution and signed into law (Public Law 86-90) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959. President Eisenhower, and every successive U.S. President up to the administration of President Barack Obama, has declared the third week of July to be Captive Nations Week.