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Thread #154347 Message #3643309
Posted By: LadyJean
19-Jul-14 - 12:32 AM
Thread Name: Biography: Pete Seeger vs. the Un-Americans
Subject: RE: Biography: Pete Seeger vs. the Un-Americans
My mother was working at Chatham College when the HUAC was hunting out communists. Faculty members were being asked to sign loyalty oaths, swear they weren't communists, and of course give the names of colleagues who were. Some of the faculty had come to this country from Europe, and seen that sort of thing before. It worried them.
Mom would speak of, "That ass Joe McCarthy" By ass she meant donkey. Not quite fair to donkeys.