Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

While the college had always had an open policy on lectures, welcoming various views, during the 1960s, heckling became common. When educator/journalist Dr. Max Lerner, Yale University graduate and former Harvard professor, spoke on “America and World Politics,” he was picketed by conservative factions in Orange County, and accused of 50 counts of communist affiliations by a member of the John Birch Society. Throughout the decade, other speakers, including Black Panther Deputy Shermont Banks and civil rights leader Fred Shuttleworth, were also not welcomed by various factions on campus.
Tags: anti-communism, McCarthyism, conservatives