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Title
Protestors at a downtown demonstration, 1948, Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
1948
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960
Rights Information
6120 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
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Description
Photograph of two unidentified men taking part in a demonstration in downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Hall is visible behind the shorter building in the foreground. Demonstrators were marching in support of the New York 12, members of the National Committee of the Communist Party. On July 20, 1948, a federal grand jury indicted the 12 for conspiring to subvert the government. The indictment listed the acts of subversion as: organizing a political party dedicated to Marxism-Leninism
promoting Marxism-Leninism in publications
and establishing schools to teach the need to overthrow the government by force or violence. Eleven of the 12 were tried in the U.S. District Courthouse in Foley Square, New York City
all were convicted and sentenced to serve prison terms. Defendants appealed their convictions, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 1951 upheld the trial court's decision.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
photographs
Identifier
scl-m0358
scl-m0000
scl-mss064-0358~1...~2
http://doi.org/10.25549/scl-m0358
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/scl-mss064-0358~1.jpg
Subject
Pickets--California--Los Angeles
Civil rights demonstrations
New York 12
Time Period
1948
Place
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research [Contributing entity]
scl-mss064-0358 [Call number]
Relation
Charlotta Bass--California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
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