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.
Communist Party MLK tribute
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.”
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 endorsersincluding Sid Taylor, Almost all endorsers were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA.
-  Yale Daily news, December 11. 2002, Communist Party U.S.A. holds rally
- ConnecticutMag, Oct 2012, The Last Communist BY ALAN BISBORT