Sam Darcy

Sam Darcy (1905-2005) was a Communist Party leader in both the CPUSA and the Communist Party International. Darcy was known for his help in organizing New York City’s first unemployment march in 1930, and was celebrated for his role with the Communist Party in California in the 1934 San Francisco General Strike. In 1934, he made an unsuccessful run for governor of California. He left the CPUSA in 1945 due to differences with Earl Browder, the one-time head of the Communist Party.