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"Breakfast and Forum on Political Tests for Teachers"

This flier promotes a breakfast forum discussing the Board of Higher Education's then recently passed resolution designed to "set up political qualifications for teachers." The resolution was adopted amidst the ongoing Rapp-Coudert Committee hearings which sought to rid New York's public schools of subversive influences, namely those with communist sympathies. The committee's creation was driven largely by rising anti-communist sentiment following the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939.

Among the list of sponsors for this event were photographer Berenice Abbott and author Dashiell Hammett, as well as instructors from various colleges across New York City.

Source | CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Creator | Sponsoring Committee
Date Created | April 27, 1941
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Sponsoring Committee, “"Breakfast and Forum on Political Tests for Teachers",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 16, 2019,

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