Participants of New York City May Day Parade

This photograph was used for investigative purposes by the Rapp-Coudert Committee, which aimed to remove Communist "subversion" in the public schools and municipal colleges of NYC. As a result of this committee, several teachers and other school faculty members were terminated for their association (or perceived association) with the Communist Party.

In this photo, a large group of men and women are seen carrying signs and marching down Eighth Ave. in New York City. Some of the signs read: "Stop Firing Teachers," "Coudert Smears the Schools, LaGuardia Slashes Them" and "The Bill of Rights For Teachers Too."
Identifier
NYSA_L0260-09_RC222_002
Date
circa 1940
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. New York (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee on the State Education System. Investigation files of the Rapp-Coudert Committee, ca. 1920-1949. Series L0260-09, Box 5, Folder RC 222.
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Geographic Locations

New York City