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.
Morris Schappes
Morris U. Schappes (pronounced SHAP-pess, born Moishe Shapshilevich; 1907–2004) was an American educator, writer, radical political activist, historian, and magazine editor. Schappes is best remember...
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Clarence Hathaway
Clarence A. "Charlie" Hathaway (1892–1963) was an activist in the Minnesota trade union movement and a prominent leader of the Communist Party of the United States from the 1920s through the early 194...
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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.
Irving Kaufman
Irving Robert Kaufman (June 24, 1910 – February 1, 1992) was a federal judge in the United States. He is best remembered for imposing the controversial death sentences on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.<...
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Floyd Miller
Floyd Cleveland Miller was a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), who confessed in 1954 to having worked for the Soviet intelligence agencies.Miller was born in South Bend, Indiana and attended ...
Williana Burroughs
Williana "Liane" Jones Burroughs (January 2, 1882–December 24, 1945) was an American teacher, communist political activist, and politician. She is best remembered as one of the first African-American ...
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Harry Hay
Henry "Harry" Hay, Jr. (April 7, 1912 – October 24, 2002) was a prominent American gay rights activist, labor advocate, and Native American civil rights campaigner. He was a founder of the Mattachine ...
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Albert Weisbord
Albert Weisbord (1900–1977) was an American political activist and union organizer. He is best remembered as one of the primary union organizers of the seminal 1926 Passaic Textile Strike and as the f...
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Joe Jones (artist)
Joseph John Jones (1909–1963) was an American painter, landscape painter, lithographer, and muralist. TIME magazine followed him throughout his career. Although Jones was never a member of the John ...
John Abt
John Jacob Abt (May 1, 1904, Chicago – August 10, 1991, Hudson, New York) was an American lawyer and politician. He spent most of his career as chief counsel to the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Ab...
Mike Gold
Michael "Mike" Gold (April 12, 1894 – May 14, 1967) was the pen-name of Jewish American writer Itzok Isaac Granich. A lifelong communist, Gold was a novelist and literary critic. His semi-autobiograph...
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Tillie Olsen
Tillie Lerner Olsen (January 14, 1912 – January 1, 2007) was an American writer associated with the political turmoil of the 1930s and the first generation of American feminists.
Olsen was b...
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Lajos Bebrits
Lajos Bebrits (1891–1963) was a Hungarian communist newspaper editor and politician. He is best remembered in the United States as the long-time editor of Új Előre (New Forward), the Hungarian languag...
Peter A. Sturgeon
Peter Assheton Sturgeon (November 22, 1916 – July 22, 2005) was founder of the American branch of Mensa and the older brother of noted American science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. The two ...
George Padmore
George Padmore (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959), born Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse in Trinidad, was a leading Pan-Africanist, journalist, and author who left Trinidad in 1924 to study in the Un...
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Howard Costigan
Howard Gary Costigan (1904–1985) was an American radio commentator, political functionary, and politician. Costigan is best remembered as the Executive Secretary of the Washington Commonwealth Federat...
Dennis E. Batt
Dennis E. Batt (1886 - 19xx) was an American political journalist and trade union activist. Best remembered as the first editor of The Communist, the official organ of the Communist Party of America a...
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Sender Garlin
Sender Garlin (April 4, 1902 - December 6, 1999) was an American journalist pamphleteer, and writer.
Sender Garlin was born in Bialystok, Poland, on April 4, 1902. His family left the country in ...
David Greenglass
David Greenglass (March 2, 1922 – July 1, 2014) was an atomic spy for the Soviet Union who worked on the Manhattan Project. He provided testimony that helped convict his sister and brother-in-law Ethe...
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C. E. Ruthenberg
Charles Emil Ruthenberg (1882–1927), known to his friends as C.E., was an American Marxist politician and a founder and long-time head of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Charles Emil Ruthenberg w...
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Peoples Temple in San Francisco
The Peoples Temple, the organization at the center of the Jonestown incident, was headquartered in San Francisco, California, from the early to mid-1970s until the Temple's move to Guyana.While the Te...
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Bella Dodd
Bella Visono Dodd (1904 – 29 April 1969) was a member of the Communist Party of America (CPUSA) in the 1930s and 1940s who later became a vocal anti-communist.
She was born in Picerno, Basilicata,...
Walter Lowenfels
Walter Lowenfels (May 10, 1897 – July 7, 1976) was an American poet, journalist, and member of the Communist Party USA. He also edited the communist newspaper the Daily Worker.
Lowenfels was...
Philip S. Foner
Philip Sheldon Foner (December 14, 1910 – December 13, 1994) was an American Marxist labor historian and teacher. Foner was a prolific author and editor of more than 100 books, and wrote extensi...
Oliver Law
Oliver Law (October 23, 1900 – July 9, 1937) was an African American communist and labor organizer, who fought for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War. He was the commander of the entire Abrah...
William F. Dunne
William Francis "Bill" Dunne (1887 – 1953) was an American Marxist political activist and trade unionist. He is best remembered as the editor of the radical Butte Bulletin around the t...
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Joseph Zack Kornfeder
Joseph Zack Kornfeder, (1898–1963), also known as Joseph Zack and to his friends as "Joe," was an Austro-Hungarian-born American who was a founding member and top leader of the Communist Party of Amer...
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