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Operation Correction (Part I)

In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, 'Operation Abolition,' condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired activists. The ACLU produced this film as a rejoinder to and critique of 'Operation Abolition,' incorporating many of its sequences and disputing its distortions.                                              

Video Information
Year: 1961
Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Social issues: 1960s;Civil rights;San Francisco: Political activity;
Duration: 00:21:43
Color: No
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: n/a
Language: English
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
Contributing Organization: Internet Archive
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2001
Digitizing Organization: Internet Archive

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