Found 13 collections related to African American communists

Herndon, Angelo, 1913-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-981, Reel 22
27 items (1 folder)
Angelo Herndon was a labor and Communist Party organizer who was convicted and sentenced to twenty years hard labor on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in Georgia in 1932. He had led a demonstration of unemployed African Americans and... more
Manchanda, Claudia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 692
1.2 linear feet
Claudia Jones Memorial Collection 1935-1998 (bulk 1955-1964) consists primarily of printed matter apparently owned by Jones. There is a relatively small volume of material relating to Jones' personal and political activities. Bon-voyage postcards,... more
Wilkerson, Doxey Alphonso, 1905-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 386
26 linear feet (22 record cartons, 13 archival boxes)
The Doxey A. Wilkerson Papers reflect Wilkerson's activities from the 1950's through the 1980's. Documented is his role as director of curriculum at the Jefferson School for Social Science, his career at Yeshiva University and as an educational... more
Haywood, Harry, 1898-1985
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 398
9.1 linear feet (13 boxes)
The Harry Haywood Papers, 1948-1981, consists of typescripts of articles, speeches and book manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of journal articles, and materials relating to the Communist Party USA and several of its offshoots, most... more
Sherwood, Marika
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 699
8 lin. inches
Claudia Cumberbatch Jones rose through the ranks of the Communist Party - USA to become one of its leaders. Between 1948 and 1955 she was arrested several times and imprisoned for violations of the Smith Act and eventually deported to England in... more
Padmore, George, 1902-1959
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 624
1 folder (10 letters)
Ten (10) letters from George Padmore (1903-59) to his friend and confidant Cryil Ollivierre, MD, a fellow Trinidadian. The letters are informal and warm, giving summaries of some of the major events taking place in Padmore's life at the time he... more
Garvin, Vicki, 1915-2007
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 647
2.2 linear feet (1 record carton, 3 archival boxes)
Victoria (Vicki) Garvin was an African-American trade union and political activist as well as a pan-Africanist and internationalist. From 1946-1950 Garvin served as a research director of the United Office and Professional Workers of America. In... more
Moore, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 397
5.5 linear feet
The Richard B. Moore Papers document Moore's activities as a communist organizer in the 1930s, his publishing efforts and advocacy for Caribbean independence and federation in the 1940s and 1950s, and his activities as a Pan-Africanist... more
Perry, Pettis
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The bulk of the Pettis Perry Papers documents Perry's involvement in the Communist Party, especially his tenure in New York, from 1948 to 1955, as Secretary of the Negro Commission, Chairman of the Farm Commission, and Alternate Member of the... more
Hudson, Hosea
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 168
The Hosea Hudson Papers document this labor leader and communist organizer's political activities in Alabama and the Communist Party's attitude toward labor and the rights of African Americans. The bulk of the collection, dating from 1952 to 1958,... more
Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6129
Divided into four series, Correspondence, the Smith Act Trial, Writings and Printed matter, the Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. Papers document Davis's life and political career from 1949 to the time of his death. The Correspondence series is grouped into... more
Gordon, Eugene, 1891-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 117
4.2 linear feet
The collection ranges from 1927 to 1972 and consists of correspondence, manuscripts and printed matter. Gordon's writings, the bulk of the collection, are organized into three categories: Autobiographical, Fiction and Nonfiction. The... more
Horne, Gerald, 1949-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 559
97.41 linear feet (232 boxes); 68.47 mb (1,962 computer files)
Gerald Horne is an African American historian, professor, and political activist. His collection dates from 1953 to 2016, and details his career in academia, political activism, legal work, research pursuits, and writing endeavors. The collection... more
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