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  Photograph by Daniel Nilva.

May Day parade with onlookers cheering, New York City, 1936.

During the 1930s, left-led labor unions and other organizations joined with the Communist Party in huge May Day marches in which the marchers always completed their trek at Union Square. A great number of people gathered to cheer on the tens of thousands of people, including this contingent carrying a banner reading "Communist Party..."



Daniel Nilva Photograph Collection, Tamiment Library, New York University.



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