The Narrative of Hosea Hudson (Paperback)
The Life and Times of a Black Radical
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393310153, 432pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 1993
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Born into a Georgia sharecropper family in 1898, Hosea Hudson moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to work in the steel mills in the turbulent 1930s and 1940s and became a member of the Communist Party as well as president of a CIO union local. It was a hard, dangerous life, to be black and communist and pro-union, and Hudson talked about that life to Nell painter, who brilliantly recreates it in this collaborative oral autobiography.