House Un-American Activities Committee


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House Un-American Activities Committee

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of the Internal Security Committee of the US House of Representatives: notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
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In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.
The topic then shifts to the Blacklist and the trouble that some folksingers encountered with McCarthyism and the hearings before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
We noted this quote in an article about Pete Seeger's death, "He was kept off commercial television for more than a decade after tangling with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955.
In 1955 Seeger appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he refused to answer questions he said violated his constitutional rights, and in 1961 he was convicted on ten counts of contempt of Congress.
Martin Dies, Republican Congressman from Texas, was chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, a body tasked with ferreting out Americans linked to Nazism and the Ku Klux Klan.
His political ties drew the attention of authorities during the McCarthy erahe was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, and indicted on 10 counts of contempt of Congress in 1957.
Returning home a convinced socialist, he soon joined the Communist Party as he perceived it to be the most stalwart force opposing fascism, only to later become disillusioned and eager to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy era.
We discovered Ava Helen's lifetime WILPF membership certificate, her membership card, and a WILPF statement in support of Linus Pauling's anti-nuclear work during an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Warner, was a friend of Nixon and had testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, naming a dozen screenwriters as Communists.
The director is still haunted by his decision to give names to the House Un-American Activities Committee, while playwright Arthur Miller is "perched on his shoulder as the conscience of America".
Tough Without a Gun presents a relatively comprehensive guide to the straight facts of Bogart's life--his tony upbringing, his years in theater, his battles with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
The same year, Congress began a high-profile investigation of Hollywood, and the House Un-American Activities Committee won the studios' cooperation in seeking to purge the movie industry of people whose Communist sympathies might influence popular films.