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Author Bio

Harry Haywood (1898–1985) was a worker-intellectual. After studying at the Lenin School in Moscow and strongly backed by the Third Communist International (the Comintern), he returned to the United States in 1930 to lead the Negro work of the Communist Party of the United States, initiating the fight to save the Scottsboro Boys and supporting the Sharecroppers Union, the Unemployed Councils, and interracial industrial trade union movements. He helped develop and apply the theory that Blacks are an internal colony in the United States, a suppressed nation with the right of self-determination. Among his best-known publications are Negro Liberation (1948) and the pamphlet For a Revolutionary Position on the Negro Question (1957).