Hyde Park - Kenwood Voices
By the mid 1960s Communist Party USA member David Canter was working as an insurance agent and publishing the small, politically-oriented Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices. Canter's partner and the paper's editor was Don Rose, a journalist prominent in the Communist Party USA front Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, which was established to abolish the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Unsurprisingly the paper also campaigned against the House Un-American Activities Committee.
As of January 1969 Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices personel were;
- David Canter Co-Publisher, General Manager
- Don Rose Co-Publisher, Editor
- Jody Parsons Managing Editor
- Ray Sherman Business Manager
- Mark Benney Theater Editor
- Ruth Dear Contributing Editor
- George Dear Contributing Editor
- Merry Selk Contributing Editor
- Deborah Meier Contributing Editor
- Timuel Black Contributing Editor
- Altai Margit Contributing Editor
- Eugene Bild Contributing Editor
- Lois Howard Contributing Editor
- Lawren Howard Contributing Editor
- Claire Cade Contributing Editor
- Jeanne Hahn Contributing Editor
- Harriet Sherman Assistant Advertising Manager
- Francine RissmanAssistant Advertising Manager
"Who Asked You" Election Advertisement
In April 1968, several people signed an Advertisement in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices as committee members 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?"
In January 1969, the Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, listed those who had helped produce its first 16 monthly issues as "writers, researchers, photographers, artists and clerical workers".
- Illinois Newspaper Project, Voices
- Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, April 1968
- Hyde Park-Kenwood Voices, January 16 1970, page 4