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Letter from Jonathan Mirsky to the ACLU's Chairman on Free Speech

Title

Letter from Jonathan Mirsky to the ACLU's Chairman on Free Speech

Description

Prof. Jonathan Mirsky gives his perspective of the Shockley Incident to David Gregory, American Civil Liberties Union's Chairman on Free Speech. He explains that the National Academy themselves viewed Shockley with disdain and that "his talk had been deliberately scheduled last so that, hopefully, he would address an empty hall." Mirsky concludes his letter with his overall assessment and opinion "that by merely clapping, the blacks showed moderation [while] [t]he whites displayed inertia, insensitivity and perhaps a bit of cowardice."

Creator

Date Created

1969-10-27

Place of Publication

Hanover, NH

Citation Information

Mirsky, Jonathan. Jonathan Mirsky to David Gregory, Oct. 27, 1969. Letter. Shockley Incident records, DA-23, Box 2852, Folder 6, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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