By Harry Haywood,Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Mustering out of the U.S. military in 1919, Harry Haywood stepped right into a conflict that used to be to final the remainder of his lifestyles. inside of months, he discovered himself in the course of one of many bloodiest race riots in U.S. historical past and learned that he’d been struggling with the incorrect war—the actual enemy used to be the following at domestic. This ebook is Haywood’s eloquent account of coming of age as a black guy in twentieth-century the United States and of his political awakening within the Communist Party.
For all its cultural and historic curiosity, Harry Haywood’s tale is usually noteworthy for its huge narrative drama. The son of oldsters born into slavery, Haywood tells how he grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, chanced on his first activity as a shoeshine boy in Minneapolis, then went directly to paintings as a waiter on trains and in eating places in Chicago. After struggling with in France throughout the struggle, he studied the way to make revolutions in Moscow throughout the Twenties, led the Communist Party’s circulate into the Deep South in 1931, helped to prepare the crusade to loose the Scottsboro Boys, labored with the Sharecroppers’ Union, supported protests in Chicago opposed to Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia, fought with the foreign Brigades in Spain, served within the service provider Marines in the course of international warfare II, and persisted to struggle for the suitable of self-determination for the Afro-American kingdom within the usa until eventually his loss of life in 1985.
This re-creation of his vintage autobiography, Black Bolshevik, introduces American readers to the little-known tale of a super philosopher, author, and activist whose existence encapsulates the fight for freedom opposed to all odds of the hot Negro iteration that got here of age in the course of and after global conflict I.
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Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood by Harry Haywood,Gwendolyn Midlo Hall