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Vol. 76/No. 25      June 25, 2012

Atlanta meeting celebrates
life of Maceo Dixon
Militant photos by Bob Braxton

CLARKSTON, Ga.—Some 75 people attended a meeting here June 10 to celebrate the life of Maceo Dixon and his four decades of political contributions to building the communist movement as a leader and supporter of the Socialist Workers Party. Dixon died May 30 following a several-month hospitalization after collapsing at his job. Inset is Sam Manuel, a leader of the party who lives in Atlanta, speaking at the meeting.

During his decades of political activity, Dixon was deeply involved in many working-class fights and social struggles. Among these, as several speakers recounted, was the Boston school desegregation fight in 1974-75, of which Dixon was a central leader. Most recently, Dixon helped lead a project of party supporters to distribute books by Pathfinder Press on revolutionary working-class politics to workers and others around the world, including workers behind bars.

An article on the meeting is planned for a subsequent issue of the Militant.


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