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"Schappes Must Stay!" Flier

This flier promotes a May 12, 1936 conference organized by City College's Student Council. The meeting, which first called for the election of student-elected delegates, was meant to "determine future student action on the Schappes case."

Morris Schappes, an English instructor at the college, had been fired on April 22 after speaking on behalf of the faculty-organized Anti-fascist Association at an anti-war rally on campus earlier that day. His dismissal, attributed by administration to reasons unrelated to the protest, provoked an uproar from many students who immediately began to fight for his reinstatement. More than 1,000 students staged a several days long sit-in in front of the president's office. As a result of their efforts, he retained his job though it was not long before Schappes' political leanings would lead to his dismissal and imprisonment in 1941.

Source | CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Creator | Student Council, CCNY
Date Created | May 12, 1936
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | Student Council, CCNY, “"Schappes Must Stay!" Flier,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019,

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