A. J. Muste

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A. J. Muste

Rev. A.J. Muste called the “American Gandhi” was a labor, a Quaker and a member of the Communist Party USA[1].

ACLU Member

As at Feb. 8, 1946, A. J. Muste served on the National Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union.[2]

Dissent Magazine

Dissent magazine was founded in 1954. Early personnel included[3];

Editorial Board:

Travers Clement, Lewis Coser, Irving Howe, Harold Orlans, Stanley Plastrik, Meyer Schapiro

1954 Contributing Editors:

Erich Fromm, Bert Hoselitz, Norman Mailer, Frank Marquart, A. J. Muste, George Woodcock

National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee

As of May 1964, A. J. Muste Secretary Emer., Fellowship for Reconciliation, was listed as a sponsor of the Communist Party USA front, National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner

On April 28, 1966 A. Muste was a sponsor of the Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner. The dinner was held on the occasion of Herbert Aptheker's 50th birthday, the publication of his 20th book, and the 2nd anniversary of the American Institute for Marxist Studies. It was held in the Sutton Ballroom, The New York Hilton, Avenue of the Americas, 53rd to 54th Street, New York City. Most speakers, organizers and sponsors were known members or supporters of the Communist Party USA.[4]

The Progressive

Muste has contributed to the liberal magazine, The Progressive.

External links


  1. http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/1309/1/101
  2. Letter from Ernie Adamson, Chief Counsel, ACLU to Hon. Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 1946
  3. http://dissentmagazine.org/files/winter1954.pdf
  4. Dinner Program for the Herbert Aptheke Dinner, April 28, 1966