The Johns Committee at UF (Film and Panel)

Filed under Academic, Events on March 6, 2013.

March 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library (East) 1A. This documentary film screening and discussion will examine the legacy of the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, known as the Johns Committee (1956-1965). Under the direction of Florida Senator Charley Johns, the Johns Committee was designed by the Florida State Senate to weed out communism and homosexual activity across Florida. The Committee chose UF as its first academic target in 1958. Following the film screening and four ten-minute presentations, there will be time for a question and answer period and more broad discussion of these issues.

For more information: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20130311-Behind-Closed-Doors.html