Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention.
They were each born into poverty six months and a hundred miles apart.
What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?
Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?
Today there is another group who has figured out how to use the language of citizenship to twist the rules in their favor: Corporations.
President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.
Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.
As a Native leader, his advocacy contributed to hallmarks not just for his own tribe but for others throughout the wide expanse of Indian Country.
Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.