Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_JeCo_B14F5_1082
Press release from the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee protesting the Un-American Activities Committee in Puerto Rico, November 19, 1959
Why is November 19 a significant day in history to the island of Puerto Rico?
How does the group of people who sent this press release feel about the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee?
What is the purpose of a press release?
Who are the people listed on the left side of the document?
Give two reasons why the forty people in San Juan protested against the presence and actions of HUAC.
Why do you think HUAC was targeting Puerto Ricans?
Make a poster highlighting the events in the 1950s that amplified the Cold War and led to the second Red Scare.
Research the activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee. What were its methods and results? Who was asked to testify, and why?
Art: Create protest signs that the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee in Puerto Rico might have used against the Un-American Activities Committee.
English Language Arts: Write up an interview with Joseph McCarthy. Develop a list of questions to ask him and answers you think he might have given.