1975 January 14

HUAC Abolished; 37 Years of Civil Liberties Violations Finally Ends

 

After 37 years of civil liberties abuses involving  investigations of freedom of belief and association, almost all of which involved left-wing, labor and liberal individuals and groups, the House of Representatives on this day abolished the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

Search “HUAC” on Today in Civil Liberties History for the many abuses by HUAC involving famous Americans; these include playwright Arthur Miller (June 21, 1956), screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (October 28, 1947), folk singer Pete Seeger (August 18, 1955), German playwright Bertolt Brecht (October 30, 1947), and many others.

Read the History of HUAC: Walter Goodman, The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1968)

Watch the History of HUAC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Z5aYU6x0o

Learn more about HUAChttp://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/huac

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