In 1948 at age 10, Madeleine Albright and her parents immigrated to the United States from her birthplace in Prague when the Communist Party took over the government of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her Ambassador to the United Nations. Four years later she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the nation's first female Secretary of State and the highest ranking woman in the United States government.
It can be said that in many respects the Bethlehem Steel Company was Bethlehem.
For decades, it was the area's largest employer. In the 1940s, 30,000 workers had jobs there. In addition, it sponsored events in the community, founded civic organizations, and provided funding for the area's educational institutions.
It was, in many ways, "The Steel Way of Life," as the title of an exhibition in The Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, states.