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Prelinger Archives: Operation Correction (Part II) (1961) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
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.
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22 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Operation Correction. (Part II) (1961)
Operation Correction (Part II) (1961) (22:00)
Footage provided by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1961.
Publisher no.
41803 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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