July 25, 2018

Hiroshima — Nagasaki Remembered at Hinds Plaza

The Coalition for Peace Action will hold a Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration on Sunday, August 5 at Hinds Plaza outside Princeton Public Library. A bring-your-own picnic is at 6 p.m., followed by a program at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests will hear from Alex Wellerstein, a historian of nuclear weapons from Stevens Institute of Technology. David Steinberg, who was nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, will read poetry. There will also be a performance by the Solidarity Singers.

A companion event will be held Monday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of State and Main streets in Doylestown, Pa.

In 1945, an American bomber dropped the world’s first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on the city of Nagasaki. The two bombs together killed somewhere between 150,000 and 230,000 people. 

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