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Demonstrator attends march in support of New York 12, 1948, Los Angeles

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Title:Demonstrator attends march in support of New York 12, 1948, Los Angeles
Date:1948
Description:

Photograph of unidentified demonstrator taking part in a march in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles City Hall is partially visible on the right, behind another building. Demonstrators were marching in support of the New York 12, members of the National Committee of the Communist Party. On July 20, 1948, a federal grand jury indicted the 12 for conspiring to subvert the government. The indictment listed the acts of subversion as: organizing a political party dedicated to Marxism-Leninism; promoting Marxism-Leninism in publications; and establishing schools to teach the need to overthrow the government by force or violence. Eleven of the 12 were tried in the U.S. District Courthouse in Foley Square, New York City; all were convicted and sentenced to serve prison terms. Defendants appealed their convictions, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 1951 upheld the trial court's decision.

Local identification number: scl-m0356

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0356~1; scl-mss064-0356~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Pickets--California--Los Angeles | Civil rights demonstrations | New York 12 | 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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