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Demonstrators denounce the Mundt-Nixon Bill, 1948

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Title:Demonstrators denounce the Mundt-Nixon Bill, 1948
Date:1948
Description:

Photograph of a group of demonstrators carrying picket signs denouncing the Mundt-Nixon Bill. The bill, authored by U.S. Senator Karl Mundt of South Dakota, and U.S. Rep. Richard Nixon of California, required all members of the Communist Party of the United States to register with the government. The bill passed the House of Representatives on May 21, 1948, but died because the U.S. Senate failed to adopt it. However, the bill's provisions, and even harsher measures aimed at squelching Communism, were contained in the Internal Security Act of 1950, commonly known as the McCarran Act. The demonstrators signs proclaim that citizens "would be bound and gagged," and the U.S. would become a police state "if you let Congress pass the Mundt Bill."

Local identification number: scl-m0322

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0322~1; scl-mss064-0322~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Pickets | Anti-communist movements--United States | Civil rights demonstrations | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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