Organizing against racism during the Great Depression
Communists in Harlem
February 24, 2006
WITH THE republication of Mark Naison’s book Communists in Harlem During the Depression (University of Illinois Press, 2005), a new generation of socialists will have the opportunity to learn the lessons of Communist Party’s (CP) antiracist organizing in the 1930s. ADAM TURL explains why the CP’s successes, and mistakes, are important today.
Communists in Harlem During the Depression provides a new generation of socialists with lessons that can help build today’s struggles–and create a political alternative, so that the next historic opportunity, when it comes, will not be lost.