Prelinger Archives

Prelinger Archives

Operation Correction. (Part II) (1961)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film is the second part of an ACLU effort to refute accusations made against anti-HUAC protesters. In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned fire hoses 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. This part focuses on the fire-hosing and its impact.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1961
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (22 min.) :,sd., col

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