Communist Councilman From Harlem by Benjamin J. Davis

Ben Davis wrote extensive autobiography notes while he served a five-year prison term under the infamous Smith Act but never had the opportunity to complete his auto-biography. The Bureau of prisons kept his manuscript for ten years, releasing it only after his death. Edited and arranged from the notes, Ben Davis's life is fascinating reading-from his boyhood in Dawson, Georgia, through the Angelo Herndon trial, his six years on the New York City Council, the Smith Act trial and imprisonment. The contributions in action and ideas that Ben Davis made during his life, and his aspirations, constitute a vital legacy for today's struggles.  


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