Rose Chernin

Rose Chernin (1901-1995) was a Russian immigrant and a significant figure in progressive politics in the 1940s and 1950s. She joined the Communist Party in 1932. Chernin was arrested in 1951 by Federal authorities and convicted on charges of violating the Smith Act. The INS attempted to have her deported, but when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Smith Act was unconstitutional, her sentence was overturned.