About the book:

“Black Liberation/Red Scare: Ben Davis and the Communist Party” is a study centered on the life of African American Communist leader, Ben Davis, Jr. (1904-64). An in-depth look into how Davis’ activities in Communism for 30+ years stemmed from grassroots campaigns to election and an eventual ousting from the New York City Council, Horne illustrates activism and political progression as the civil rights movement took flight.

About the author:

Moores Professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston, Gerald Horne has published almost 40 books, written extensively about the film industry and researched and addressed pivotal points of racism across the gamut, ranging from issues of labor, politics and civil rights to international relations and war.