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Civil Rights Congress Bail Fund receives funds to release the New York 12, 1949, New York

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Title:Civil Rights Congress Bail Fund receives funds to release the New York 12, 1949, New York
Date:1949
Description:

Photograph of three members of the Civil Rights Congress Bail Fund smiling as they receive funds needed to release the "New York 12" from prison.The members are, from left, Anne Shore, Lee Bachelis and Max Hittleman. In 1948, 12 members of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. were indicted under the Smith Act, which made it illegal to advocate the overthrow of any U.S. government. Eleven of the 12 defendants were tried in 1949, found guilty and sentenced to prison. The Civil Rights Congress Bail Fund organized a national campaign to raise the money needed to release the defendants on bail.

Local identification number: scl-m0331

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0331~1; scl-mss064-0331~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Shore, Anne | Communist Party of the United States of America | Trials (Political crimes and offenses)--United States | Civil Rights Congress (U.S.) | New York 12 | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
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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