Communist Councilman from Harlem: Autobiographical Notes Written in a Federal Penitentiary. AFRICAN AMERICANS, Benjamin L. DAVIS, COMMUNISM.

Communist Councilman from Harlem: Autobiographical Notes Written in a Federal Penitentiary

New York: International Publishers, 1969. First Edition. Davis (1903-1962) was a Harvard-trained lawyer and a popular city councilman for Harlem from 1945 to 1951; in 1952 he was sentenced to five years in prison for violation of the Smith Act. This posthumous "autobiography" was cobbled together by an anonymous CP editor (very likely Herbert Aptheker) from notes Davis had written while in prison. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 218pp; illus. Moderate wear to board edges and dustjacket; discreet hand-stamp to front pastedown; Very Good.

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