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Civil Rights Congress demonstrators march in support of the New York 12, 1948, Los Angeles

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Title:Civil Rights Congress demonstrators march in support of the New York 12, 1948, Los Angeles
Date:1948
Description:

Photograph of demonstrators participating in a Civil Rights Congress-sponsored protest march in downtown Los Angeles. The woman in the foreground, holding the sign reading "Civil Rights Congress Defends Your Rights," is Anne Shore, national executive secretary of the Civil Rights Congress. The demonstrators are marching to denounce the Smith Act, and to support 12 Communists who were indicted under the Act. In 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-m0359

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0359~1; scl-mss064-0359~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Shore, Anne | Pickets--California--Los Angeles | Civil rights demonstrations | Civil Rights Congress (U.S.) | 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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