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Demonstrators demand repeal of the Smith Act, circa July 19, 1950, Los Angeles

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Title:Demonstrators demand repeal of the Smith Act, circa July 19, 1950, Los Angeles
Date:1950 July 19
Description:

Photograph of protestors marching near the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles to demand repeal of the Smith Act. Enacted in 1940, the Smith Act made it illegal for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate the overthrow of any government in the United States. Critics maintained the law was unconstitutional, usurping citizens rights to free speech and right to peacefully assemble.

Local identification number: scl-m0336

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0336~1; scl-mss064-0336~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Pickets--California--Los Angeles | Civil rights demonstrations | United States. Laws, statutes, etc. Smith, act, 1940 | 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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