Police Raid Progressives: 1948
Washington, D.C. police raided a fundraiser for the Progressive Party on October 10, 1948--the second time in 10 days an interracial gathering had been broken up by authorities.

Authorities compiled files on over 350 people involved and arrested several dozen in the two incidents.

The raids prompted a demonstration by the local Civil Rights Congress and a spirited defense of those accused of wrong-doing by Charles Hamilton Houston and Leon Ramsom.

For an article on the police raids and the dance sponsored by the United Negro and Allied Veterans of American and Vets for Wallace, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/dc-police-raid-1...
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