The “Dress Rehearsal for McCarthyism”: The Struggle for Free Speech at City College of New York, 1931–42
Thursday, April 16, 6:30–8:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St.)
Carol Smith, Associate Professor, retired, CCNY, will highlight CCNY student and faculty activism, which was spawned by the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, and brought repeated crackdowns from the administration—as well as state interrogations on “subversion” in New York City’s public colleges that served as the model for anti-communist investigations in the 1950s.
Organized by the Gotham Center, CUNY Graduate Center, and co-sponsored by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.
A related exhibition, which includes police surveillance photographs, political cartoons, graphics, flyers, and other materials, may be viewed at: www.virtualny.cuny.edu/gutter/panels/panel1.html