Communism in the U.S.

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This program traces the history of the Communist Party in the United States. The dramatic sequences feature a re-enactment of the Bridgeman Convention in 1921 and show how the Communist Party of the United States was controlled by the Communist International, and directed by it. Benjamin Gitlow, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of America and American representative to the Comintern in the 1920’s, is a special guest on the program. Mr. Gitlow was twice candidate for Vice President of the USA on the Communist Party ticket. Mr. Gitlow was expelled from the Communist Party of America in 1929, as a result of his refusal to accept a directive ordering himto yield leadership of the Party.
KQED, San Francisco; Witold Sworakowski; Benjamin Gitlow; Gerald Marans; Richard Moore; Tom Borden; Bernie Stoffer; William Triest; Philip Greene; Tom Rosqui; Maurice Argent; Sandord Jaffe; Ray Frye; Richard Glyer; Henry Leff
Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; National Educational Television and Radio Center
Educational; Historical; Political
Communism--United States--History.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:48); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003391689; Other: GR00436188; MDPI Barcode: 40000003391689

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