Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Under great pressure, the three editors of The Black Flag agreed to abandon their publication and sought approval for a literary club on campus. Editor John Flowers (standing) presented the proposal at an unruly January 17, 1961 meeting attended by students, parents, and members of national and local organizations, but the new literary club was rejected. The meeting marked the first time that a Student Body Commission meeting had been attended by parents and organization members, including the John Birch Society. Flowers agreed to show an issue of the literary journal to the Student Commission before it was published, but would not agree to make every club member sign a loyalty oath before joining the new club. In the lower right hand corner of this photograph is the tape recorder used to capture the entire meeting.
Tags: anti-communism, McCarthyism, censorship, student, publications