Wednesday, October 5, 2016

James E. Jackson, Jr. - Richmond born Civil Rights activist.

James E. Jackson Jr., (1914-2007) a civil rights activist, former official of the American Communist Party and defendant in a case that led the Supreme Court to rule that the Smith Act of 1940 did not prohibit the advocacy of violent revolution, was a Richmond native.  I just came across this very nice feature article by Samantha Willis about him published in the June 28, 2016 issue of Richmond Magazine

There is also an obit from the New York Times.  This is an "appreciation" from the online of the Communist Part  by Jarvis Tyner and Sam Webb. 

- Ray.


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