Here is the remarkable autobiography of William L. Patterson, “Mr. Civil Rights.” Patterson, leader of the Civil Rights Congress, who presented the historic We Charge Genocide petition to the UN in 1951 (along with Paul Robeson), tells his story. From the Sacco-Vanzetti case to the defense of the Scottsboro Nine, from a well-to-do lawyer to a people’s lawyer, Patterson put the working class front and center. This edition includes a section from the Genocide petition. The Man Who Cried Genocide is a must read as the assault on Black lives continues unabated. This title should be read along with Gerald Horne’s Communist Front? The Civil Rights Congress, 1946-1956.
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