On SLSA's latest Working History podcast, "Race, Class, and Communism in the Jim Crow South," Mary Stanton discusses her book, Red, Black, White: The Alabama Communist Party, 1930-1950 (University of Georgia Press), New Deal-era political activism, and movements for racial, economic, and social justice in the Jim Crow South. Red, Black, White is the first narrative history of the American communist movement in the South since Robin D. G. Kelley's groundbreaking Hammer and Hoe, and the first to explore its key figures and actions beyond the 1930s. Listen to Working History on the New Books Network, Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud, and subscribe on these platforms to stay up to date on future episodes.
Mary Stanton is the author of From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo, Journey toward Justice: Juliette Hampton Morgan and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust. She has taught at the University of Idaho, the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey, and Rutgers University.