New York: New York State Committee, Communist Party, [January, 1950]. Original printed and illustrated blue paper wrappers, with a photo portrait of Davis, "Former City Councilman of New York," on the front wrapper.
A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Davis was an African-American Communist who, for a time, served as Harlem's representative to New York's City Council. He was also Secretary of the New York Communist Party and a defendant in the Smith Act trial.
His testimony at trial, printed here, was "a slashing indictment of a vile conspiracy against the American people. When Federal Judge Harold R. Medina sentenced Davis and his ten fellow Communist leaders to brutal prison terms, Medina's lynch-law action only served to make unmistakable [sic] clear the ringing truth in Davis' expose of one of the most outrageous frame-ups in America's history." Item #36948