1970 oral history interview with Katherine Hyndman

A 1970 interview conducted by Staughton Lynd of Katherine Hyndman, a one-time unemployed organizer and Communist Party USA member who was jailed and threatened with deportation for her antiwar stance during the 1950s.

Submitted by Juan Conatz on June 2, 2015


-Franklin County Funeral

-CIO organizing in southern Illinois

-Communist Party organizing in southern Illinois

-Socialists in southern Illinois

-Work in a clothing factory

-Early job experience

-Work for Bauer and Black Co.

-FBI harassment of CIO organizers

-McCarthy period

-Communist elitism

-Left-wing theory vs. experience

-Depression struggles

-Corruption in the Painters Union