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Alumni Petition for Free Expression on Campus

This June 1933 petition was created by the City College Alumni Committee on Academic Freedom in protest of the college's treatment of students following a May 29th rally.

The student-organized anti-war/anti-ROTC rally met resistance from the college administration who called upon the police to "disperse student" activity. In the petition, the Alumni Committee criticizes this police presence and bemoans the suspension of students, suppression of clubs and campus publications, as well as other college efforts to limit free expression on campus.

Source | CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Creator | City College Alumni Committee on Academic Freedom
Date Created | June 1933
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition)
Cite This document | City College Alumni Committee on Academic Freedom, “Alumni Petition for Free Expression on Campus,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 25, 2024, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3592.

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