• Creator
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Created Date
  • 1921
  • Description
  • This is a report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union in June, 1921, listing "significant outrages against law and order perpetrated by groups of members of posts of the American Legion". The ACLU notes that in most cases the Legion has not denied the occurrences, though the Legion has often called the actions unauthorized. While the ACLU acknowledges that "private commercial interests" have often used the American Legion's reputation ... more
    This is a report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union in June, 1921, listing "significant outrages against law and order perpetrated by groups of members of posts of the American Legion". The ACLU notes that in most cases the Legion has not denied the occurrences, though the Legion has often called the actions unauthorized. While the ACLU acknowledges that "private commercial interests" have often used the American Legion's reputation for cover, they claim that the list "faithfully reflects the spirit which dominates the American Legion as a whole". The list is broken into the following categories: mob violence, interference with meetings, attacks on radicals and liberals, strike-breaking activities, suppression of newspapers, and anti-German activity. Washington State appears four times in the list of 50 items, including a reference to the "Centralia Armistice Day affair". less
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