Show: New England Authors with Kameel Nasr

Episode: 36 Dan Lynn Watt, Growing Up a Communist in America


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Episode Description:

Few people know what it's like to have your house bugged by the FBI, or to have to run away to Mexico, or to see your friends arrested, but that's what happened in the 1940s and 1950s. Watt grew up in such a household, supporting labor unions and opposing Jim Crow, but also believing that the Soviet Union was a worker's paradise. Watt is candid both about the naivete' of his parents as well as the idealism. He reads stories from his memoir and tells the story of a biology teacher who expressed reservations about Senator McCarthy and then disappeared.

Episode Short Description: Growing up in the America as a communist was dangerous thousands were blacklisted by Congress and the FBI, Watt tells personal stories of the era

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 17:47


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Date HD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 17:47