Category Archives: Northeast

The Communist Party’s Spanish Bureau, Founded in 1929

Documents from the Soviet Archives and an examination of the Vida Obrera (Workers Life) reveal a dynamic and innovative American Communist Party organizing Spanish-speaking workers beginning in 1929. Continue reading

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Judge Harold R. Medina

Judge Harold Medina became famous not for being the first Mexican American judge in modern history, but for a single high-profile trial. He presided over Dennis v. United States (1949), which grew out of the indictment of a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party USA. Continue reading

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The American Labor Party Sought to Empower Latinos

The American Labor Party in New York reached out to Latinos in Spanish Harlem. Continue reading

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