The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), founded in 1919 by members of the left wing of the Socialist Party USA, played an important role in the labor movement, particularly in the building of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, in struggles for civil rights for African Americans, while its cultural initiatives attracted a number of prominent artists and intellectuals, and its struggles to attain and maintain its legality were an important chapter in the history of U.S. civil liberties. --Peter Filardo, Tamiment Archivist
CPUSA: 90 Years of History
Visit our online exhibit, CPUSA: 90 Years of History, to learn more about the records of the Communist Party, USA held by the Tamiment Library.
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