Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

After World War II, there was concern that communist sympathizers were obtaining employment in the government and in public schools. The majority of states enacted laws that required public employees, public school teachers, and college and university professors to sign loyalty oaths as a condition of employment. In this 1966 photo, an FJC employee is taking the “Oath of Allegiance for Board Members and Persons Employed by a Public School District, County of Orange, State of California.” Eventually the United States Supreme Court declared most of the loyalty oaths unconstitutional.
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