Participants of May Day Parade in New York City

May Day parade in New York City. Pictured are protesters of 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 photograph, a group of protesters march in the streets of New York City.
Date Original
circa 1940
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] (bulk 1935-1941). Series L0260-09, Box 5, Folder RC 222.
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Geographic Locations

New York City