Since the birth of this nation, brought about through the labor of enslaved Black people, there have been movements to deal with America's race problem.
He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.
In 1963, the following article appeared in the pages of The Worker, a predecessor publication of People's World . . .
Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.
Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?
The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.
Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.
We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.
Women in the media spotlight have gone on record, for a variety of reasons, refusing to be associated with the word or the movement.
Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.