Laurie Alexandre introduces Dorothy Healey (1914 - 2006), former chair of the Southern California chapter of the Communist Party, interviewing her mother, Barbara Nestor, on her activities as an anti-war and anti-capitalist activist. Nestor joined the Socialist party in 1915 and then later helped establish the Colorado chapter of the Communist Party. The end of the recording features a previously taped segment of Nestor singing union songs. Originally recorded in 1974. This recording is played in its entirety in KZ1152, a memorial tribute by Healey to Nestor after her passing away in 1979 at age 95.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.