The Oscars may be coming up this week, but in Oakland, People's World and Mamas 4 Obamas hosted an equally dramatic Feb. 22 event: "We Tell Our Stories."
Known as a pioneer of 20th-century music, "Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.
A national and international campaign won her release and acquittal. Winston played a key role in the campaign.
In honor of African American History Month, the fourth and fifth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th anniversary will survey documents written by leading African American women party members.