Henry Winston

Henry Winston speaks in [[East-Berlin]], 1963 Henry M. Winston (April 2, 1911December 13, 1986) was an African-American political leader and Marxist civil rights activist.

Winston, committed to equal rights and communism, was an advocate of civil rights for African Americans decades before the idea of racial equality emerged as a mainstream current of American political thought. Winston was left permanently blind as a result of being denied medical treatment by the US Government while he was imprisoned for his communist beliefs.

An early member of the Communist Party USA, Winston was elected to the party's National Board in 1936, serving as Chairman of the CPUSA from 1966 to 1986. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Author: Winston, Henry
    Published 1971
    In collection: Published Materials
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