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Bulgarians and Americans honored the memory of Januarius MacGahan

07 June 2022 News

Bulgarians and Americans gathered in New Lexington, Ohio, to honor the memory of Januarius McGahan. “For his works as war correspondent who wrote articles about Otoman atrocities over Bulgarians during the April Uprising in 1876, MacGahan is recognized in Bulgaria and the US as a hero and one of the liberators of Bulgaria” said the Consul General of Bulgaria in Chicago, Svetoslav Stankov, who attended the event. The diplomat also added “I believe MacGahan’s works have built the first spiritual bridge between Bulgarian and American people. He proved that our two nations value the sacred right of freedom and this right belongs to every human being”.

The McGahan Festival was traditionally organized by the American-Bulgarian “McGahan Foundation” with the support of the Cincinnati Bulgarian Association. This year, there was an essay contest entitled “Why It's Important to Study the McGahan's works today.” For the first time, in addition to students from New Lexington, there were also students from Bulgaria.

At the invitation of Svetoslav Stankov, representatives from the “Bertolt Brecht” Language High School in the town of Pazardzhik took part in the competition.

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