The Baffler: Hidden Fighters – Remembering America’s black antifascist vanguard

During a June demonstration in Chicago, two young women, one black and one Jewish, chained themselves in front of the Italian consulate; signs that read “Hands off Ethiopia” hung across their chests. A local paper noted that Chicago had denied organizers a permit on the pretext that “Negroes in Chicago had no need to be worried about what was going on over in Europe.” To the city government, black internationalism was a more immediate threat than Fascist Italy.

-Molly Crabapple

Hidden Fighters . The Baffler. June 2017.

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