"Strike Today for: Reinstatement of 21 Expelled Students - Ousting of Pres. Robinson"
This flier, from November 20, 1934, advertises a demonstration calling for the reinstatement of twenty-one expelled City College (CCNY) students as well as the removal of college president, Frederick B. Robinson. The twenty-one were expelled following an anti-fascist rally on October 9th.
Commencing at 11am and lasting approximately two hours, upwards of 1,500 students participated in the demonstration with three students reported to have been arrested during a clash with police attempting to move the event off campus grounds.
Following squabbles with police and organized speeches, the strike's main (and concluding) event was the burning of a two-headed effigy of CCNY President Robinson and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. Robinson is depicted in his academic regalia grasping the umbrella with which he struck students at a rally in the prior year.
Creators | City College Strike Committee; National Student League; Student League for Industrial Democracy
Date Created | November 20, 1934
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | City College Strike Committee, National Student League, and Student League for Industrial Democracy, “"Strike Today for: Reinstatement of 21 Expelled Students - Ousting of Pres. Robinson",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/4022.