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Title supplied by cataloger. Photograph dated June 27, 1964 shows Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran as he addresses UCLA graduates during graduation ceremonies on June 11, 1964. He spoke of the need to bridge the gap between the rich and the struggling poor, warning that there would be a "clash between the traditional forces clinging to their privileges and the progressive forces of the society who cherish an improvement." His presence at the ceremony brought on protests, student walk-outs, and an airplane flying overhead with anti-shah messages. Despite the disruptions, the Shah continued with his speech and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00112795 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d011_f34_i9 CARL0005275459 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/46715
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi,--Shah of Iran,--1919-1980 University of California, Los Angeles Commencement ceremonies--California--Los Angeles Public speaking--California--Los Angeles Microphones Universities and colleges--California--Westwood (Los Angeles) Iran--Kings and rulers Westwood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs