"It's Happening in New York!"
Such comparisons aside, the committee's aim was to increase awareness of the plight of many of their union's members who were fired by the Board of Higher Education because of their political affiliations. Morris Schappes, a CCNY instructor, was imprisoned for perjury as a result of the hearings. Throughout its existence, the committee organized letter-writing campaigns (as seen on the final page) and petition drives in an unsuccessful effort to overturn the effects of New York State's communist witch-hunt.
Creator | Committee for Defense of Public Education
Date Created | 1941 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright Committee for Defense of Public Education
Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition)
Cite This document | Committee for Defense of Public Education, “"It's Happening in New York!",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 23, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3772.