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A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Harry Haywood

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mustering out of the U.S. army in 1919, Harry Haywood stepped into a battle that was to last the rest of his life. Within months, he found himself in the middle of one of the bloodiest race riots in ... More


Prologue

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this prologue, Harry Haywood talks about an eventful date in his life: July 28, 1919. On that day, he literally stepped into a battle that was to last the rest of his life. Exactly three months ... More


A Child of Slaves

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood talks about his childhood and his family, his first years in school, and the conditions in which he lived at the time. He was born in South Omaha, Nebraska, on February ... More


Sharecroppers with Guns: Organizing the Black Belt

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his work with the Sharecroppers Union to mobilize poor farmers in the deep, Black Belt South during the early 1930s. In the spring of 1933, Haywood ... More


The Spanish Civil War: A Call to Arms

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his participation in the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939 as a volunteer for the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA), which supported the Spanish ... More


World War II and the Merchant Marines

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his experience as part of the Merchant Marines that fought in World War II. Haywood enlisted as a seaman in the Merchant Marine at San Pedro, California, in ... More


A Student in Moscow

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his time in the Soviet Union, where he was sent in 1926 by the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) to which he belonged to train as a ... More


Return to the Home Front: White Chauvinism under Fire

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his role in the Blacks’ fight against white chauvinism in the United States. Haywood arrived in New York in early November 1930, four and a half years after ... More


Reunion in Moscow

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his trip to the Soviet Union in 1932 as one of the three delegates—Robert Minor and Henry Puro were the other two—of the Communist Party of the United ... More


Chicago: Against War and Fascism

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his role in the Communist Party of the United States’s campaign in Chicago against war and fascism during the 1930s. In late 1934, Haywood left New York for ... More


A Black Regiment in World War I

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood talks about his experience as a member of a Black regiment that fought in World War I. Because of his bitter encounter with racism in a school in Minneapolis, Haywood ... More


on to France

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood talks about his experience as a member of the U.S. army’s Eighth Illinois, Black National Guard Regiment that fought in France during World War I. Haywood’s regiment ... More


Searching for Answers

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood talks about his determination to see the elimination of racism and the achievement of complete equality for Blacks, as well as his personal commitment to the fight for ... More


An Organization of Revolutionaries

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his experience as a member of the African Blood Brotherhood (ABB)—a secret, all-Black, revolutionary organization to which some of the Black members of the ... More


Epilogue

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this epilogue, Harry Haywood reflects on the Black revolt in the 1960s that began in the Deep South and quickly spread across the entire country. After Haywood and others who had defended the ... More


Self Determination: The Fight for a Correct Line

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood talks about his role in the fight for the self-determination of all Blacks in the United States. Toward the end of 1927, N. Nasanov returned to the Soviet Union after a ... More


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