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Activism and Repression: The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931–42

SEP 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1218: Segal Theatre

WHEN:

September 23, 2011: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

RESERVATIONS:

Description

Join Carol Smith (retired faculty, City College) as she brings to life a unique chapter in the history of the City College of New York with photographs, cartoons, and graphics documenting the rising tide of student and faculty activism that was spawned by the Great Depression and gained momentum with the rise of fascism in Europe. These uprisings  brought repeated crackdowns by the administration, and a legislative investigation which ultimately resulted in the dismissal of 50 CCNY faculty and staff -- the largest academic purge in U.S. history.

The traveling exhibit, The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-41, can be viewed online at http://www.virtualny.cuny.edu, or at the CCNY Center for Worker Education (25 Broadway, 7th floor) from Sept.6 to Oct.28.