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Transcript From The Hearings of the House Un-American Activities Commission Investigating Women Strike For Peace (WSP)

"I don't know, sir, why I am here, but I do know why you are here, because you don't quite understand the nature of this movement. This movement was inspired and motivated by mothers' love for children … When they were putting their breakfast on the table, they saw not only the Wheaties and milk, but they also saw strontium 90 and iodine 131 … They feared for the health and life of their children. This is the only motivation."

Blanche Posner, accompanied by counsel Victor Rabinowitz, speaking before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Communist Activities in the Peace Movement, 2074.

Creator Blanche Posner, Women Strike for Peace (WSP) member
Context The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) of the U.S. House of Representatives investigated the activities of the WSP.
Audience HUAC (The House Un-American Activities Committee )
Purpose To describe why the WSP protested the against the arms race

Historical Significance


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