Tom Johnson

    I have reached a dead end in my search for information about Tom Johnson, who was the CP's district director in lower Dixie in 1930-31. Published literature and Comintern records confirm that he left the region in the spring of 1931 because of a "nervous breakdown."  However, I found that within six weeks, back in New York, he was raising funds for the so-called Harlan County strikes, and four months later was in Kentucky and Tennessee, in charge of them.


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