Speaking Event: Depression Era Free Speech Struggle

When & Where
First United Methodist Church
9 Ross Valley Drive [at 4th Street]
San Rafael, CA 94901
October 15, 2013 - 7:15pm
415 388 2018


"The Struggle for Free Speech at the City College of New York 1931-42" will be presented by retired CCNY faculty member Carol Smith at the First United Methodist Church,

           The PowerPoint presentation includes police surveillance photographs, cartoons and graphics documenting the student and faculty activism at the City College of New York that was spawned  by the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe. This activism brought repeated crackdowns by the administration and culminated in the dismissal of 50 CCNY faculty and staff--the largest academic purge in US history.