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Anti-War & Anti-ROTC Rally, May 1933

This photograph captures student demonstrators on "Jingo Day" at City College (CCNY) on May 29, 1933. Their march, in protest of an ROTC review scheduled on campus at Lewisohn Stadium, would escalate with the arrival of police officers who had been called in by CCNY President Frederick B. Robinson. By protest's end, several left-leaning student organizations and publications would be shut down, and Robinson would be accused of attacking students with his umbrella.

Leftist activism was particularly active on CCNY's campus during this period with the college's ROTC program just one target of protest. At CCNY, courses in military science were mandated for those enrolled in ROTC.
Source | CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Creator | Unknown
Date Created | May 29, 1933
Rights | Obtain From CCNY Archives & Special Collections
Item Type | Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | Unknown, “Anti-War & Anti-ROTC Rally, May 1933,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed October 4, 2023,

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