In 1948, the Communist Party was prosecuted under the Smith Act which made it illegal to teach and advocate Communism. It was a dark period in the history of U.S. Left.
Earl Browder testifies before House Un-American Activities Committee
Supporters of the Communists on Trial Hold Up Copies of "The Daily Worker"
CPUSA Supporter Yelling Angrily Outside of Court Room
Benjamin Davis and Eugene Dennis entering the Court Room.
Gus Hall entering the Court Room.
Rally Greeting Benjamin Davis as he is released from jail