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us: Peery, Nelson, 1925-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1925
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1923-06-22African American National Biography
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Joseph (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. Infantry Division, 93rd
        • Organization: (naf) Young Communist League of the U.S.
        • Organization: (naf) California Communist League
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Communism
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Civic leaders
            (lcsh) Soldiers
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          • found: His The Negro national colonial question, c1975.
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Peery, Nelson; community activist, communist, soldier; born 22 June 1923 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States; high school diploma (1942); literary co-editor of literary magazine, Quest, which swept at least six National Scholastic prizes; found way into Young Communist League (YCL) activities; assigned to the segregated Ninety-Third Infantry Division in Fort Huachuca, Arizona; promoted to staff sergeant, assigned to the Pacific Theater, followed by the Philippines (1943-1945); secured army supplies and training manuals Hukbalahap guerillas, led by Philippine communists who had fought the Japanese independently of U.S.-aligned Filipino forces; joined the Provisional Organizing Committee (POC) to reconstitute a Marxist-Leninist Party in the U.S. (1958-1968); led the formation of the California Communist League merging with a splinter of Students for a Democratic Society to form the Communist League, which later adopted the name Communist Labor Party (CLP) (1970))
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