Thursday, February 9, 2012

Who is Henry Winston?

Who was Henry Winston?
An unsung hero of Black History.
Winston was an African American. A Cold War political prisoner.  A communist.
Imprisoned with other communist leaders for a “conspiracy” to teach revolution, Winston was stricken with a brain tumor behind bars.
Thousands around the world rallied for his release.
Fidel Castro offered to trade the imprisoned Bay of Pigs mercenaries for his release.
President John F. Kennedy granted him executive clemency, but his release was too late.
Henry Winston went blind from medical negligence while serving a prison term because of his belief in a Socialist USA.
Come celebrate the life of Henry Winston.
Angela Y. Davis, professor, activist, former political prisoner
Jarvis Tyner, Executive Vice-Chair, Communist Party
Charlene Mitchell, labor and political activist, founder of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Danny Rubin, National Board, Communist Party
Special Tributes:
Vinie Burrows, veteran actor and activist
Harmonic Insurgence, a cappella choral group
Judith Le Blanc, National Field Director, Peace Action
Sunday Feb 19, 2012
2:00 PM
Henry Winston Unity Hall
235 W. 23rd Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY
Fruit, Wine And Cheese Reception to Follow
Donation: $10 in advance • $15 at the door • $5 Low-income
For more information call: 646-556-7409
Make checks payable to: People Before Profits Education Fund
People Before Profits Ed. Fund • Communist Party USA
Young Communist League •

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