Jacquelyn Howard performs the "Crane Dance" in front of the Carter Center at the 64th anniversary remembrance of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945.
Only one country has ever dropped a nuclear bomb, the United States, and the USA dropped two. While most people are aware of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2, not so many remember that the United States dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, Japan three days after Hiroshima instantly killing another 74,000 civilians. About 300,000 people are recognized by the Japanese government as dying as a result of the two atomic bombs the US dropped in a single week in 1945.
More than 50 members of the Atlanta peace and justice community came together to remember the Nagasaki bombing.
Song, dance, poetry and prayer marked the remembrance at the Carter Center Rose Garden.
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