A Memorial to Henry Winston


On February 19, 2012 a memorial was held at Winston Unity Center honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henry Winston.


Below are links to published versions of speeches and remarks at the memorial.




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  • Correction: Patterson made the delivery of We Charge Genocide in Paris and Robeson made it in New York.

    Posted by peaceapplause, 07/17/2012 10:07am (12 years ago)

  • As our nonagenarian commented, as we exited 235 West , "The best meeting I've been to in a long time".
    The meeting was superb.
    Highlighted by the brilliant, yet put in plain language, contribution of Angela Yvonne Davis, stressing the genius of the inimitable Henry Winston, his common touch, his exaltation of the modern working class, his emphasis of the African element.
    After the great Communist, W. E. B. Du Bois, both Lenin and Winston have left us a truly magnificent heritage.
    Dr. Davis explained her travels to Africa, the marvelous revolutions for human progress that Henry Winston worked and explained to us, the interconnectedness of the Communists, and all workers who fight for human progress, in the great legacy of Du Bois, Lenin and Winston.
    According to Dr. Davis, Winston had recruited her to the Communists through fighters for human progress of Communists Kendra Alexander, Franklin Alexander and Charlene Mitchell.
    An extremely gifted organizer and fighter for human progress and justice in her own right, Charlene Mitchell wrote the foreword to the monumental and historic We Charge Genocide petition, to the United Nations, through the Civil Rights Congress, published by International Publishers, delivered simultaneously by its author, Communist and stalwart lawyer William Patterson, in New York and Renaissance Man, Paul Leroy Robeson, in Paris.
    What gifts and heritage the Communists have gleaned for the modern working class.
    What mighty part have the children of Mother Africa played in conveying this gift?
    A central part, much like that played by the great Henry Winston, who his friends called Winnie.
    Please read the new edition of The Gift of Black Folk, by Communist W. E. B. Du Bois, edited by Henry Louis Gates, which marked the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, co-founded by Du Bois, African American History Month and Barack Hussein Obama, taking office.

    Posted by E.E.W. Clay, 03/02/2012 2:08pm (12 years ago)

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