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Defense Training and Jobs for Negroes: Our War-Time Responsibility and Opportunity, February 7, 1942
National Negro Congress. Defense training and jobs for Negroes: Our Wartime Responsibility and Opportunity. Washington DC: Washington Council, 1942. http://hdl.handle.net/10428/2990. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10428/2990
This booklet is a portion of Crockett's summation to the jury in the 1948 trial of eleven communist leaders who were tried under the Smith Act for organizing as a Communist party. Crockett, originally from Florida, was a crusading Civil Rights lawyer. He was also a Representative from Michigan. (description by seller)
This book was published by a book shop that was affiliated with the Communist Party USA. The book is organized as a series of lessons on African-American history for use in workshops and classes. This is the first printing. Which is somewhat scarce compared to the second printing. Interesting and important study of American blacks some twenty years before the Civil Rights movement. (description by seller)
Relates the story of the November 30, 1935 kidnapping, torture and murder of Joseph Shoemaker, and kidnapping and torture of other members of the Modern Democrats political organization, who were assisting cigar factory workers in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Shoemaker died 9 days later in a Tampa hospital. The police and others involved in the kidnappings were reported to be members of the Ku Klux Klan.