William Patterson: Marxist Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist

William Patterson was born August 27, 1891. In 1911, he was the first black graduate of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, going on to the University of California. At the university, he became acquainted with African-American periodicals such as The Crisis, The Masses and The Mes

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