Jun 19,1953- Rosenbergs Executed
On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.
George Grosz
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Pete Seeger
Nick Vegas is back with Mark Doddy on the optigon.
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Feb 17, 2007 ... As usual, Pete gets the whole audience to sing along.
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Joe Flexer
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Irving Kaufman
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Bill Mardo
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Bertram Wolfe
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Bertram Wo...
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Amiri Baraka
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Jack O'Dell was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1923. O’Del...
Alonzo Watson
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Robert Treuhaft
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Paul Mattick
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Shirley Graham Du Bois
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Angela Calomiris
Angela "Angie" Calomiris (August 1, 1916 - January 30, 1995) was an American photographer who became a secret FBI informant within the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) under the name Angela Cole. Calomiri...
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Harry Simms (labor leader)
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