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Saunders, John, (fl. 1945) The Struggle for Negro Equality

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09643.06 Author/Creator: Saunders, John, (fl. 1945) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: February 1945 Pagination: 1 v. : 47 p. ; 20.7 x 13.6 cm.

Summary of Content: This pamphlet provides a program and plan for gaining civil rights through the socialist agenda. It also reprints three articles from The Militant, two of which concern riots in Detroit and Harlem. The third is an article on Trotsky, and his beliefs. The article reprints are: "The Anti-Negro Terror in Detroit, Statement by the National Committee, Socialist Workers Party," printed in The Militant, July 3, 1943. "The Harlem Outbreak A Protest Against Jim Crow" from The Militant, Aug.7, Aug. 14, Sept. 4, 1943. Trotsky and "The American Negro Struggle" from The Militant, Aug. 15, 1942. The pamphlet is written by long time editor and labor activist George Breitman (Albert Parkers, birth name) and fellow Trotskyist Arthur Burch (John Saunders, birth name).

People: Saunders, John (fl. 1945)
Parker, Albert (fl.1945)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil RightsCivil Rights MovementSocialism

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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