#tdih On Nov. 24, 1947: Film industry executives, meeting in New York, announced that the "Hollywood 10" directors, producers, and writers who had refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) would be fired or suspended, and not hired in the future.
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Photo: Protest demanding that members of the Hollywood 10 be released from jail. Among those in the photograph are Lester Cole, third from left; Dalton Trumbo, fourth from left; Ring Lardner Jr., fourth from right; and Herbert Biberman, second from right. Two of Trumbo's children stand next to Trumbo, holding a picket sign calling for their father's release from jail. The man lighting the cigarette, standing third from right, is attorney Ben Margolis who defended the Hollywood 10 during their lengthy and unsuccessful legal fight to overturn their convictions for contempt of HUAC. Source: digitallibrary.usc.edu/search/controller/view/scl-m0424.html
Paddy O'Halloran writes that by thinking of "student" as an experience not limited to enrollment in an institution we can expand the "student struggle" to people and communities outside the university.
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