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Los Angeles Post of American Legion Loses Charter; Charged with Bias

June 30, 1964
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The California State Executive Committee of the American Legion today revoked the charter of the Legion’s Signal Hill Post No. 490, at Los Angeles, for engaging in anti-Semitic and anti-Negro activities.

The Legion conducted a two-day trial of the Signal Hill Post last April, at Hollywood, After reviewing the proceedings of that trial, the State Executive Committee voted revocation of the post’s charter for “engaging in practices and a course of conduct that allowed the displaying and distribution at or about Legion meetings of anti-Semitic and anti-Negro literature.” The post will be given an opportunity of appealing the state executive committee’s decision to the Legion’s national headquarters.

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