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Vito Marcantonio biographer and VMF co-founder

Personal:

Address: 381-2nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11215

Telephone (718) 499-5446; E-mail geraldjmeyer@aol.com

Current Position:

Professor Emeritus (1972 to 2002); currently Adjunct Professor: Hostos Community College (CUNY)

Visiting Professor, retired: Queens College 1998-2002

Education:

Graduate Center CUNY: Ph.D. History March 1984

City College: M.A. History 1968

Rutgers University: B.A. History 1965

Honors and Grants:

Center of Puerto Rican Studies Research Fellow, 1997-1998.

Balch Institute, Philadelphia (merged with the Pennsylvania Historical Society) Resident Fellow, 1997.

Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, 1995-1996. Residency: the Center of Puerto Rican Studies.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Fellowship, 1995, 2000.

PSC/CUNY Research Award: 1982, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001. 

Other Professional Activities:

Socialism & Democracy: Advisory Board (2009 to present).

Science & Society: Editorial Board (2000 to Present).

The Italian American Review: Associate Editor (1999 to 2002).

Community Review: Member of the Advisory Board (2003-2004).

Reviewer of books for SUNY Press 2002, 2004.

Reviewer of manuscripts Journal of American History, 2007; Centro Journal since 2000; Journal of American Ethnic History (2009).

Grant evaluator for the Ethel Wolfe Institute, Brooklyn College 2003 and 2004.

Member Advisory Committee for the American Italian Historical Association Conference at Hunter College, Nov. 1998.

Advisory Committee, Member of “The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism” Conference CUNY May 14-15, 1997.

Interviewed for documentary films: Politics con Sabor: A Documentary Film (2006).

Panne Amaro (2007).

Klemente Soto Beles: A Revolt through Letters (2010).

Founding Member of the East Harlem Historical Organization (1993-2006). 

Publications

Books:

Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician, 1902-1952. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989. (Currently in its fourth printing.)

The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism. Co-Editor with Philip Cannistraro (New York: Praeger Press, 2003).

Book Chapters:

“New York City’s Italian Americans and the Great Depression: The Response of a Community in Distress,” pp. 77-101. In New Directions in Italian and Italian-American History. Edited by Ernest Ialongo and William Adams (New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2013).

“Theorizing Italian American History: The Search for an Historiographical Paradigm,” pp. 164-184. In The Status of Interpretation in Italian American Studies. Ed. Jerome Krase. Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum Publishing, 2011.

“When Sinatra Came to Italian Harlem: The 1945 ‘Race Riot’ at Benjamin Franklin High School,” pp. 161-76. In Are Italians White? How Race Is Made in America. Edited by Jennifer Guglielmo and Salvatore Salerno. New York: Routledge, 2003.

“Italian American Radicalism: An Interpretive History,” 1-48, with Cannistraro, Philip. In The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism. Edited by Gerald Meyer and Philip Cannistraro. Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2003.

“Italian-Americans and the American Communist Party,” pp. 205-27. In The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Politics, Labor, and Culture. Edited by Philip Cannistraro and Gerald Meyer. Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2003.

“Introduction.” In I Vote My Conscience: Debates, Speeches, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio, 1935-1950, pp. i-xxi. Edited by Annette T. Rubinstein. New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2002.

“Annette T. Rubinstein: Author, Educator, Activist.” In I Vote My Conscience: Debates, Speeches, and Writings of Vito Marcantonio, 1935-1950, pp. 499-515. Edited by Annette T. Rubinstein. New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2002.  

“Italian Harlem: America’s Most Italian Little Italy.” In The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle and Achievement, pp. 57-68. Edited by Philip Cannistraro. Milan: Mondadori, 1999.

“The American Labor Party and New York City’s Italian American Communities.” In Industry, Technology, Labor and the Italian American Communities, pp. 33-49. Edited by Mario Aste, Jerry Krase, et al. Staten Island: American Italian Historical Association, 1997.

“Vito Marcantonio.” In The American Radical, pp. 269-277.  Edited by Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Harvey Kaye. New York: Routledge Press, 1994.

Articles, Pamphlets, Entries:

“Red Art on Display in New York.” Socialism and Democracy (March 2016): 173-184.

“Italian Anarchism in America: Its Accomplishments, Its Limitations.” Science & Society (April 2015): 153-175.

“Alice Neel: American Communist Painter.” American Communist History (Aug.-Dec. 2015): 179-188.

“Recovering the History of Radical Italian Women in America: A Review of Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945, by Jennifer Guglielmo. Voices in Italian Americana (Vol. 2, Num. 2, 2011): 129-141.

“James Baldwin’s Harlem: The Key to His Politics.” Socialism and Democracy (March 2011): 273-281.

“Pedro Albizu Campos, Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, and Vito Marcantonio’s Collaboration in the Cause of Puerto Rico’s Independence.” Centro:  Journal of the Center of Puerto Rican Studies (Spring 2011): 86-123.

“Let’s discuss the Times They Are a-Changin’: Bob Dylan and the Left,” review-article of Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, by Suse Rotolo. American Communist History (April 2010): pp. 77-88. Commentary on the article and a response to the commentary in the Dec. 2010 issue, pp. 241-245.

“Fighting Lynch Law in America,” a review-article of Men, Mobs, and Law: Anti-lynching and Labor Defense in U.S. Radical History,” by Rachel Hill. Against the Current (Nov.-Dec. 2009): 29-30, 32.

“Alice Neel: The Painter and Her Paintings.” Columbia Journal of American Studies (Fall 2009): 149-187.

“Cultural Pluralist Response to Americanization: Horace Kallen, Randolph Bourne, Louis Adamic, and Leonard Covello.” Socialism and Democracy (Nov. 2008): 19-51.

“Annette T. Rubinstein: April 12, 1910-June 20, 2007.” Science & Society (Jan. 2008): 137-142.

“Carlo Tresca: The Dilemma of an Anti-Communist Radical.” Altreitalie (Jan.-June 2007): 94-111.

“Fay and Herbert Aptheker: Two Lives Dedicated to Human Progress.” Political Affairs (Feb. 2004): 34-37 and (March 2004): 36-41. 

“Cultural Pluralists versus Americanization: The Contributions of Horace Kallen, Randolph Bourne, Louis Adamic, and Leonard Covello.” Community Review (2003): 37-58.

“Anarchism, Marxism, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union,” Science & Society (Summer 2003): 218-221.

“Save Hostos: Politics and Community Mobilization to Save a College in the Bronx, 1973-1978.”Centro: Journal (Spring 2003): 72-97.

“Annette T. Rubinstein: Author, Educator, Activist.” Tamiment Library, New York University (April 2002).

“Frank Sinatra and the Popular Front: The Leftism of an American Icon.” Science & Society (Fall 2002): 311-335.

L’Unità del Popolo: The Voice of Italian American Communism, 1939-1951.” Italian American Review (Spring/Summer 2001): 121-156.

“Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954).” Voices in Italian Americana Vol. 111, No. 2 (2000): 47-50.

“The American Labor Party: 1936-1956.” In The Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America, Vol. I, pp. 132-144. Edited by Immanuel Ness and John Ciment. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2000.

“Vito Marcantonio, 1902-1954.” In The Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America, Vol. III, pp. 682-690. Edited by Immanuel Ness and John Ciment. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2000.

“The Puerto Ricans” (650-654); “The Gay and Lesbian Movement” (256-263). In The Encyclopedia of the American Left, second edition, edited by Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Dan Georgakas. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

“The Crisis at CUNY: Its Cause and Its Remedy.” Community Review (1998-1999): 34-40.

“Language Rights Versus English Only: A Question of Democratic Rights.” The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue (Sept.-Dec. 1996): 282-285.

“Italian Harlem’s Biggest Funeral: A Community Pays Its Last Respects to Vito Marcantonio.” Italian American Review (Spring 1997): 108-120.

“Leonard Covello: An Italian American’s Contribution to the Education of Minority-Culture Children.” Italian American Review (Spring 1996): 36-43.

“Proportional Representation and the Left: The Urgency of Real Electoral Reform.” Against the Current (Nov.-Dec. 1996): 14-18.

“Clemente Soto Vélez and Vito Marcantonio: Their Collaboration for the Empowerment of the Puerto Rican  People.” La Revista de Estudios Generales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (June 1993-July 1994): 405-417.

“Recovering America’s Radical History.” Monthly Review (June 1994): 55-63.

“Black Harlem in the Great Depression: A Review Essay.” New York History (Jan. 1993): 97-104.

“Howard Fast: An American Leftist Reinterprets His Life.” Science & Society (Spring 1993): 86-91.

“English Only: Its Historical Antecedents.” Punto 7 Review (Fall 1992): 86-92.

“Leonard Covello: A Pioneer of Bilingual Education.” Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingue (Jan.-Aug. 1985): 55-61.

“Leonard Covello and Vito Marcantonio: A Lifetime of Collaboration for Progress.” Italica (Spring 1985): 54-66.

“The FBI’s Surveillance of Rep. Vito Marcantonio: 1940-1954.” Our Right to Know (Fall/Winter 1984-85): 16-18.

“Liberal Arts and Careers: Their Relationship.” Community Review (Fall 1984): 43-46.

“Vito Marcantonio: Congressman for Puerto Rico, 1934-36, 1938-1950.” Revista del colegio de abogados de Puerto Rico. (Feb. 1982): 67-98.

“Vito Marcantonio y el partido nacionalista puertorriqueño.” Signos (Spring 1980): 2-9.

“The Trade Union Movement: A Radical Perspective.” Radical History Review (Spring 1976): 37-40.

Reviews:

Books:

Ennis Carter, ed., Posters for the People: Art of the WPA (Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2008). In Socialism and Democracy (July 2011): 195-198.

Nancy Carnevale, A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009. In Voices in Italian Americana (Autumn 2010): 92-94.

Nancy Carnevale, A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009. In The Journal of American History (March 2010): 1206-1207.

Laura Hapke, Labor’s Canvas: American Working Class History and the WPA Art of the 1930s. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. In American Communist History (June 2009): 113-116.

Victor Grossman (Stephan Wechsler), Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003. In Socialism and Democracy (March 2006): 140-148.

Greg Mitchell, Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—Sexual Politics and the Red Scare 1950. New York: Random House, 1998. In Italian American Review (Fall 1999): 159-163.

Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas, eds. The Immigrant Left in the United States. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1997. In Italian American Review (Fall-Winter 1998): 126-128.

Salvatore Salerno. Red November, Black November: Culture and Community in the Industrial Workers of the World. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1989. In Science & Society (Fall 1991): 357-358.

Stephan Blumberg. Going to America Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City. New York: Praeger Press, 1986. In New York History (April 1989): 204-207.

Jeffrey Gurock. When Harlem Was Jewish. New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press, 1979. In Journal of Ethnic Studies (Summer 1981): 124-125.

Film Reviews:

“Alice Neel: Her Portraits and Her Politics.” Political Affairs (Sept.-Oct. 2007): 36-38.

“Unknown Secrets: Art and the Rosenbergs.” Cineaste XIX Nos. 2-3 (1993), p. 58.

“In a Year of Thirteen Moons.” WIN (Aug. 1980), p. 38.

Reprints:

“Frank Sinatra and the Popular Front: The Leftism of an American Icon.” Science & Society (Fall 2002): 311-335. In The Science & Society Reader, pp. 205-232. Edited by David Laibman (New York: Guilford Press, 2011).

“Quando Frank Sinatra venne a Italian Harlem: I ‘tumulti razziali’ del 1945 alla scuola Benjamin Franklin High School,” pp. 189-205. In Gli Italiani Sono Bianchi?: Come ‘America  ha constuito la razza. Milan, Italy: il Saggiatore, 2006. Reprint from Are Italians White? How Race Is Made in America.

“Mainstream Radical.” In Fra Noi (July 2004): 27, 115. Reprint of “Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954).” Voices in Italian Americana Vol. 111, No. 2 (2000): 47-50.

“The American Labor Party.” In Independent Politics News (Summer 1999), p. 12. Reprint from The Encyclopedia of the American Left.

“Leonard Covello: A Pioneer of Bilingual Education.” Ambassador (Fall 1998): 17-23. Reprint from Bilingual/Bilingue Review. Also in, Fra Noi (June 2004): pp. 26, 119.

“Gay/Lesbian Liberation Movement,” pp. 614-624. In People, Power, and Politics. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Reprint of from The Encyclopedia of the American Left.

“Marcantonio and El Barrio,” Centro (Spring 1992): 66-87. Reprint of chapter from Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician.

Scholarly Talks

“How to Reform American Voting Rules.” Left Forum 2012. March 17, 2012.

“Philip Cannistraro’s Contribution to the New Directions in Italian American Studies.”

Conference on “New Directions in Italian American Studies.” Nov. 5, 2011.

“Vito Marcantonio: Spokesperson for the American Left.” Brecht Forum. Oct. 27, 2011.

“Fiorello LaGuardia, Leonard Covello, and Vito Marcantonio: Collaborators for Progress.” Keynote speech for the American Italian Historical Association Conference New York. Nov. 12, 2010.

“Living the Revolution.” Discussant at book presentation by Jennifer Guglielmo. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Sept. 22, 2010.

“Gilberto Concepción de Gracia and Vito Marcantonio: Collaborators in the Struggle for Puerto Rico’s Independence. Newark Public Library (April 29, 2010).

“A New Language, A New World.” Discussant at book presentation. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Nov. 19, 2009.

“Clemente Soto Vélez and the American Left.” The Life and Times of Clemente Soto Vélez. Puerto Rico Fest 2009. New York City. Nov. 16, 2009.

“Theorizing Italian American History: The Quest for a Historiographical Paradigm.” Forum on Italian American Criticism. Sony Brook. Oct. 3, 2008.

“Two-Way Bilingual Education: A Model for a Bilingual College within a Bilingual Community.” Bilingual Education Conference. Hostos Community College. Oct. 3, 2008.

“The Case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti: The Response of American Culture.” Hunter College. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Romance Languages Dept. Nov. 14, 2007.

“Fiorello H. La Guardia: A Mayor for the People.” Central Library: Brooklyn Public Library. Oct. 7, 2006.

“Langston Hughes: His Poetry and His Politics.” East Harlem Historical Organization/Museum of the City of New York. April 8, 2006.

“Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti: Their Unquiet Graves.” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College/CUNY). John Jay College (CUNY). Oct. 26, 2005.

“Benjamin Davis: The 1949 New York City Elections.” Conference to Honor Benjamin Davis. Schomburg Library. Oct. 16, 2005.

“Fiorello LaGuardia: His Social Vision.” Hofstra University. May 11, 2005.

“Fiorello LaGuardia, Leonard Covello, and Vito Marcantonio: Lifelong Advocates for Social Democracy.” John Calandra Italian American Institute and John Jay College Honors Program. John Jay College. Feb. 3, 2005.

“Fiorello LaGuardia and the Left.” Columbia Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society. Feb. 16. 2005.

“Italian American Radicalism: An Overview.” East Harlem Historical Organization/Museum of the City of New York. Dec. 4, 2004.

“The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism.” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Nov. 18, 2004.

“Vito Marcantonio: Defender of the Poor.” Department of Urban Studies/Queens College Nov. 17, 2004.

“The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism.” Botto House/New Jersey Labor Museum. Oct. 22, 2004.

“Third Parties: Historical Lessons.” Brecht Forum. Aug. 11, 2004.

“The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism.” Alex Haley Lecture Series. Hostos Community College. May 13, 2004.

“The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism.” Italian Studies Program, Queens College. April 29, 2004.

“The Italian-Jewish Immigration: Similarities and Contrasts.” Godwin-Tembach Museum, Queens College. April 20, 2004.

“Immigrant Rights: In Search of an Ideology.” The Future of Us All: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender. La Guardia Community College. March 30, 2004.

“Pleasant Village: East Harlem’s First Historic District?” East Harlem Historical Organization/Museum of the City of New York. Nov. 9, 2003.

“Are Italians White?” Casa Italiana NYU. Oct. 13, 2003.

“Frank Sinatra and the Popular Front.” Brecht Forum. March 7, 2003.

“Vito Marcantonio: How His Life Speaks to Us Today.” Vito Marcantonio Centennial Celebration. Museum of the City of New York. Dec. 8, 2002.

“Discovering East Harlem.” Symposium on: Historic Preservation and the Italian American Presence in New York City. John Calandra Italian American Institute. CUNY Graduate Center. May 11, 2002.

“The Italians of New York City: An Historical Overview.” The Italian Genealogical Group. Molloy College. May 6, 2002.

“Vito Marcantonio: His Centennial Year.” Sunday Author Series. New Haven Free Public Library. April 7, 2002.

“The South Bronx: Metaphor and Reality.” Opening of “South Bronx Waterfront: Visions for an Urban Landscape.” Hostos Gallery. Nov. 14, 2001.

L’Unità del Popolo and the Communist Opposition to Fascism.” John Calandra Italian American Institute. Graduate Center, CUNY. Feb. 9, 2001.

“Proportional Representation: New York City Council, 1937-1949.” Brecht Forum. Nov. 1, 2000.

“Italian American Radicalism: A Lost History Recovered.” American Labor Museum, Haledon NJ. Oct. 27, 2000.

“Progress Toward a Shared Methodology: Content-Based ESL/Language Enhanced Content.” Panelist. CUNY ESL Council. Borough of Manhattan Community College. May 13, 2000.

“East Harlem’s Lucky Corner: Preserving and Marking Community Memory.” Historic Districts Council Conference. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. New York City. April 15, 2000.

“The Italians of New York: The Contents and Method of a College Course.” Italian 2K Conference. Modern Languages Department Colloquium. Borough of Manhattan Community College, April 3, 2000.

“The Politics of Recognition: Two Generations of Italian American Radicalism.” American Italian Historical Association. Feb. 17, 2000.

“The Communist World of L’Unita del Popolo.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. San Francisco, Nov. 13, 1999.

“Italian Harlem: The Largest and Most Italian of the Little Italies.” New York Historical Society. Oct. 30, 1999.

“Vito Marcantonio: A Recognition and Celebration.” American Labor Museum. Haledon, NJ. Oct. 22, 1999.

“The American Labor Party: Influence on New York City’s Politics: 1936-1956.” University Seminar on the City. Columbia University. Sept. 30. 1999.

“The Leftism of Paul Robeson and Vito Marcantonio.” The Museum of the City of New York. Aug. 21, 1999.

“When Sinatra Came to Italian Harlem: The 1945 Race Riot at Benjamin Franklin High School.” Italian American Studies Program, Queens College. May 8, 1999.

“Vito Marcantonio: Reclaiming a Progressive Legacy.” Keynote speaker, plenary session, Lost World of Italian American Radicalism, sponsored by the Italian American Institute. Graduate Center (CUNY). Nov. 12, 1998.

“The Unknown La Guardia: The ‘Little Flower’ and the Left.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. Hunter College. New York City. Nov. 13, 1998.

“A History of Radical Politics in East Harlem.” East Harlem Historical Organization and Place Matters. First Spanish United Methodist Church. Oct. 17, 1998.

“Preserving Working People’s Heritage: Commemorating East Harlem’s History.” Panelist: New York Labor History Association Conference. May, 9, 1998.

“Maintaining Opportunities for Latino Students in Higher Education.” Panelist: New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Legislative Task Force. Albany, March 21, 1998.

“The American Communist Party and the Immigrant Communities: The Italian-American Experience.” Balch Institute Faculty Forum. Philadelphia. Oct. 24, 1997.

“The Crisis at CUNY: Its Causes and Its Remedies.” Keynote speech at the Conference on The Power of Community Colleges: Organizing for Change.” CUNY Community College Conference. Borough of Manhattan Community College. March 21, 1997.

“The Ideological Assault on the Public Sector.” Conference on Higher Education: A Democratic Right. Brecht Forum. March 15, 1995.

“East Harlem: The History of a Working Class, Ethnically Diverse Community.” The Museum of the City of New York. New York City. Nov. 8, 1997.

“Italian Harlem: Leonard Covello’s Laboratory for Community-Centered Education.” John Calandra Italian American Institute Lecture Series.  New York City, Sept. 24, 1997.

“Vito Marcantonio’s Radicalism: A Debate.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. CUNY Graduate Center. May 15, 1997.

“Notes for a History of Italian Americans and the American Communist Party.” John Calandra Italian American Institute Conference. CUNY Graduate Center. May 14, 1997.

“Language Pluralism: An Historical Perspective.” Applied Linguistics Winter Conference. New York State TESOL. Hostos Community College. Jan. 25, 1997.

“The American Labor Party and the Communist Party.” Politics and Language of Contemporary Marxism Conference. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dec. 6, 1996.

“Fiorello LaGuardia: Forgotten Radical.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. Pittsburgh. Nov. 15, 1996.

“The American Labor Party, 1936-1954.” Graduate Program in Labor and Policy Studies, SUNY Empire State, New York City. May 15, 1996.

“Student and Faculty Participation and Mobilization.” Panelist: Conference on Public Policy and Higher Education in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, New York. City College of New York. May 23, 1996.

“The American Labor Party and New York City’s Italian American Communities.” American Italian Historical Association Conference, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Nov. 11, 1995.

“Leonard Covello: Theory and Practice of Community-Centered Education.” Conference on Italian American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. April 22, 1995.

“Vito Marcantonio and the Italo-American Community.” Conference on Italian American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. April 22, 1995.

“Vito Marcantonio and East Harlem.” Conference on Vito Marcantonio and Coalition Politics, Museum of the City of New York. Dec.10, 1994.

“Electoral Reform: A Priority for the Left.” Brecht Forum. New York City. Nov. 2, 1994.

“Vito Marcantonio and El Barrio.” Museo del Barrio. New York City. Oct. 16, 1994.

“The American Labor Party’s Contribution to African American Political Empowerment, 1936-1954.” New York State History Conference. Brooklyn College. June 4, 1994.

“Clemente Soto Vélez, Vito Marcantonio, and El Barrio.” Conference: North-South Counterpoint: Clemente Soto Vélez Soldier of the Caribbean Diaspora.” Bronx Council on the Arts. Hostos Community  College.

“Vito Marcantonio: Labor Congressman.” Labor Seminar: Empire State College Labor Studies Program. May 9, 1990.

“Vito Marcantonio and the American Labor Party: How to Teach Labor History.” City College Center for Labor Studies. May 5, 1990.

“The Unity of Content and Skills.” CUNY Language Forum, Graduate School City University. March 23, 1990.

“Vito Marcantonio: Lessons for the Left.” The Monday Group, Queens College. Nov. 20, 1989.

“When the Left Had Power: The History of the American Labor Party.” The Brecht Forum, New York City. Oct. 20, 1989.

“English Only vs. Language Freedom: Political Implications.” Conference on English Only vs. Language Freedom. Hostos Community College. May 5, 1989.

“ESL Across the Curriculum.” Panelist. CUNY ESL Council Conference ’89. Borough of Manhattan Community College. Feb. 25, 1989.

“El Barrio: The Rise and Decline of Leftism in a New York City Puerto Rican Community, 1920-1954.” Conference on New York State History, Hofstra University. June 7, 1985.

“The American Labor Party and the Elections of Vito Marcantonio.” New York State Labor Historians Association Series, Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University. Oct. 30, 1984.

“Leonard Covello: The Theory and Practice of Community-Centered Education.” Eastern Marxist Scholars Conference, Hostos Community College. Oct. 19, 1980.

“Vito Marcantonio and the Puerto Rican People.” American Institute for Marxist Studies, Community Church. Oct. 15, 1979.

“Communism and Anti-Communism: The Case of Vito Marcantonio.” Union of Radical Political Economists, New School. March 20, 1976.

“America’s Responsibility in Aiding the Liberation of Southern Africa.” Southern Africa Research Association, United Nations Interchurch Center. Nov. 13, 1975.

Moderator/Panel Chair

“Redirections in Italian American Studies,” Conference on “New Directions in Italian American Studies,” New York, Nov. 5, 2011.

“Langston Hughes in East Harlem.” East Harlem Historical Organization/Museum of the City of New York. April 8, 2006.

“The Italian American Press: Its History and Future.” John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. May 17, 2003.

“Education and Assimilation: Two Case Studies.” American Italian Historical Association Conference. San Francisco. Nov. 12, 1999.

“Out from under the Bell Curve: Teach–In on Confronting Right-Wing Ideology and Social Policy.” Brecht Forum. April 1, 1995.