Czechs and Slovaks mark 100th anniversary of ‘Pittsburgh Agreement’ leading to statehood

One hundred years ago this autumn, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk stood atop the
stairs of Independence Hall in Philadelphia – where both the American
Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were adopted – to
proclaim the creation of a new sovereign state, Czechoslovakia. But the
seeds of liberty first took firm root in the spring of 1918 with the May
31st signing of the “Pittsburgh Agreement”, a memorandum of
understanding between the Czech and Slovak immigrant communities to create
an independent republic.

Published: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018