1951 October 4

Ford Foundation Gives Fund For the Republic $1 Million For Bill of Rights Studies


The Fund for the Republic sponsored a number of books and studies defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights during the height of the Cold War. The most important project was a two-volume Report on Blacklisting by John Cogley, published on July 1, 1956, which covered blacklisting in radio and television and, in a separate report, the movies. Other reports and books included The American Right Wing (1960).

For its efforts, the Fund for the Republic was investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1956, summoning John Cogley to testify about his report on blacklisting.

Read about the Fund: Thomas C. Reeves, Freedom and the Foundation: The Fund for the Republic in the Era of McCarthyism (1969)

Learn more about the history of the Fund for the Republic: http://www.american-buddha.com/illum.fundrepublicrecords.htm

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