1971 - Nixon and Graham

October 15, 1971 - President Richard Nixon visits the Queen City to help honor native Charlottean Reverend Billy Graham. The event becomes even more famous for the actions of officers, called the "Secret Service," who protect the president. The Secret Service keeps out some men with long hair, because the officers suspect the men are "activists," people who speak out against U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam.

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