Sid Taylor

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Sid Taylor was a leader of the Connecticut Communist Party USA.[1]

Meeting Joelle

After graduating from Douglass College—at the time, Rutgers University’s women’s college—Joelle Fishman moved to New Haven in the fall of 1968. It was a tumultuous time in the city, with the anti-war and black power movements particularly strong in the city. She found a job at a printing cooperative called Advocate Press and met Sid Taylor. The colorful Taylor, a plumber and decorated World War II veteran—he was a machine gunner on B-17 bombers flying raids over Germany—had reenergized the state chapter of the U.S. Communist Party. The two co-founded the Angela Davis Bookstore on Broadway.[2]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included, Sid Taylor. Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[3].

Endorsed Communist Party Call

On March 30 2002 the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World called for a national holiday in honor of late Farm Workers Union leader Cesar Chavez. The article was followed by a long list of endorsers[4]including Sid Taylor, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.

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