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Operation Abolition, 1960

A bit of California’s radical history…a film put together by the House of Un-American Activities about the protests that took place in San Francisco.

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  1. There was an excellent and interesting response film, Operation Correction, which took the same visuals and put on a new soundtrack pointing out the activist’s version of events. Here’s a link to both:
    http://blogs.princeton.edu/reelmudd/2010/10/operation-abolition-and-operation-correction/

    I had seen both films, and in 1963 screened Operation Abolition with a contexting of “the other side” (originally I’d hoped to get Operation Correction, but it wasn’t available). This was screened at the Methodist Church in Park Ridge Illinois as a “current issues” kind of forum, mostly oriented to teen and college age folks set up by the Youth Minister. Since Hillary Clinton was a teen in the church at the time, she might have attended, for all I know. It caused a furor of sorts since an extreme right wing high school teacher was a member of the church and was outraged by anyone challenging the HUAC version of events. He subsequently left for a different congregation.

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