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The Gratitude Train, forty-nine boxcars long, was France’s gift-filled gesture to America for its assistance in the closing days of World War II. Participants in the arrival of North Carolina’s boxcar included Governor Kerr Scott and News and Observer editor Jonathan Daniels. Preserved items such as this boxcar and a woodcut portrait of Abraham Lincoln continue to testify international goodwill.
It was a dynamic decade, due to social and cultural forces encouraging progress and protest. The author observed that progress and protest were particularly manifest in higher education, government, sports, and entertainment.