Ending Black History Month with a compilation of content on the Black struggle

We would like to end off this years Black History Month by providing you with our content related to the Black struggle. At the Peoples School for Marxist-Leninist Studies, we seek to explore the history of the Black struggle and the involvement of communists, white, black and brown, in that struggle. Racism is still a present issue in our current society and we as Marxist-Leninists must analyze this history and the present conditions of the Black working class in America if we seek to overcome it. Furthermore, as Karl Marx put it in Capital “Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.” Here are classes and narrations from previous years that touch on the Black struggle:


Black Communists of the 20th Century – Goes over the famous Black Communists of the 20th Century and their contributions to the communist movement and the Black struggle.

(We have had other classes on the Black struggle but either do not have the recording due to wreckers having stole it or we’re still processing the recording into a finished video and it will be uploaded soon (as in the case of the 3 classes on black issues this month).)


Black Liberation & the USSR by Paul Robeson – The People’s School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a 1949 speech by comrade and former CPUSA member Paul Robeson on a celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. In this speech, Comrade Robeson eloquently explains what the Soviet Union means to him as a black person and as a worker. This speech was originally published in pamphlet form by New Century Publishers in January of 1950.

For the Emancipation of Black People from Imperialism – The People’s School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a July 1929 report to the 2nd World Congress of the League Against Imperialism at Frankfort, Germany, by comrade James W. Ford. This speech particularly highlights the relationship between the toiling Black peoples around the world and the effects of the imperialist WWI.

The Communist Vol. II, “The Crisis of the Black Panther Party” – The Peoples School for Marxist-Leninist Studies presents a reading of “The Crisis of the Black Panther Party” wrote by comrade Henry Winston in 1973 as part of his work entitled “Strategy for a Black Agenda: A Critique of New Theories of Liberation in the United States and Africa.” Included as well is a preface to this writing by Jake Fund.