Claude M. Lightfoot Collection of Visual Materials

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1940-1970
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Claude M. Lightfoot was a prominent African American official in the Communist Party (CPUSA). He was highly visible and active on local, national and international levels and often represented the CPUSA in Eastern European and other Communist countries. Lightfoot was politically active from his teen years until his death in 1991.

Scope and Content Note:
Includes images of Claude M. Lightfoot, an African American author, Chicago resident, political candidate, and member of the national committee of the Communist Party U. S. A. Views show Lightfoot giving speeches, being greeted at airports, and at poltical and social gatherings. Posters list Lightfoot as a speaker at events in Germany and Syracuse (N.Y.).

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