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"What Really Happened?"

Created within a week of the May 29, 1933 anti-war/anti-ROTC rally that led to the suspensions of students, clubs, and campus publications, this flier advertises another demonstration designed to both "secure the reinstatement of the [suspended] students" and set the record straight regarding the events of the "Jingo Day" rally.

Their initial march on May 29, in protest of an ROTC review scheduled on campus at Lewisohn Stadium, escalated with the arrival of police officers who had been called in by City College (CCNY) President Frederick B. Robinson. By protest's end, several left-leaning student organizations and publications were shut down, and Robinson was accused of attacking students with his umbrella. Much to the activists' chagrin, the circumstances surrounding Robinson's actions were revised by newspapers in the days following the demonstration.

Source | CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Creator | National Student League
Date Created | June 1933 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Item Type | Text (Flier / Leaflet (1 or 2 page handout))
Cite This document | National Student League, “"What Really Happened?" ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 25, 2024,

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