Al Raby

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Al Raby

Albert Anderson Raby was a Chicago activist. He was married to the Rev. Patricia Novick.

Black Revolution forum

On December 12, 1968, the 19th annual meeting of the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference convened a forum on the "black revolution and its implications for an integrated community".

Panelists were;[1]

Conference chairman Rufus Cook moderated the panel.

"Who Asked You" Election Advertisement

In April 1968, Al Raby signed an Advertisement in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices as a committee member of an as yet un-named organization led by Ruth Adams, Timuel Black, Rev. E. Spencer Parsons, Al Verri and Rabbi Jacob Weinstein asking the question, "What can you do to get a real choice for president in 1968?"[2]

Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices

In January 1969, the Chicago radical newspaper, Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, listed those who had helped produce its first 16 monthly issues as "writers, researchers, photographers, artists and clerical workers".

The list included Al Raby.[3]

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

In 1970, the Advisory Council of the then Communist Party USA front Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights consisted of Timuel Black, Rev. Edwin Buehrer, Prof. Carl W. Condit, Rev. Martin Deppe, Joseph Engel, Abe Feinglass, Rev. Gerard G. Grant, Very Rev. Samuel J. Martin, Rabbi Robert J. Marx, Rev. Jules L. Moreau, Al Raby, Rev. Joseph Sattler, Jack Sullivan.[4].

Woodstock Institute

In 1983, Al Raby, served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago based Woodstock Institute.[5]

Links to Democratic Socialists of America

In 1988, Al Raby served on the Board of Directors of PROCAN (Progressive Chicago Area Network), an oganization which included several prominent Democratic Socialists of America members, including Alderman Danny K Davis, Roberta Lynch and Dr Ron Sable.[6]


  1. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, December 1968, page 14
  2. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, April 1968
  3. Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, January 16 1969, page 4
  4. Full text of "The nationwide drive against law enforcement intelligence operations : hearing before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session page 151
  5. Woodstock Institute letterhead, March 1983
  6. PROCAN meeting notification letter April 27 1988