The Negro Worker. Vol. 1 No. 8. August, 1931.

The Negro Worker. Vol. 1 No. 8. August, 1931.

Contents: Liberia and the Dirty Work of the Negro Reformists, Imperialist Rule in British Guiana by O. Huiswood, Bloody Suppression of Native Rising in the Belgian Congo by Mansy, Capitalism a Menace, What Must Be Done in British Guiana, An Open Letter by ITUCNW, Against White Terror the Arrest of Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté, Workers’ Correspondence from South Africa.

First called The International Negro Workers’ Review and published in 1928, it was renamed The Negro Worker in 1931. Sponsored by the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW), a part of the Red International of Labor Unions and of the Communist International, its first editor was American Communist James W. Ford and included writers from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and South America. Later, Trinidadian George Padmore was editor until his expulsion from the Party in 1934. The Negro Worker ceased publication in 1938. The journal is an important record of Black and Pan-African thought and debate from the 1930s. American writers Claude McKay, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, and others contributed.

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