This collection includes the personal and professional papers of Berta Green Langston, an active member of the Socialist Workers
Party and Socialist Action who was involved in various protest movements during the 20th century. It includes newsletters,
newspaper articles, miscellaneous writings, and correspondence with James Baldwin, Robert F. Williams, Albert Perry, Dave
Dellinger, William Worthy, Pete Seeger, and Noam Chomsky, among others.
Berta Green was born July 22, 1926, on the Lower East Side of New York City. She joined the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)
at age 19 or 20. For a brief time in the 1960s she was a member of the Party's National Committee. She remained active in
the SWP until 1983, when she was expelled along with numerous other long time members. She immediately went on to help form
Socialist Action, to which she belonged for several years.
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