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Francesco Coco


Coco, Francesco. (Francisco), b. Italy; Italian American; Married; Barber; CP of Italy 1921 Secretary National Italian Fraction; (NOK 1311 Balcom Avenue, NYC); Age 41; Arrived in Spain on April 24, 1937; Served with the Garibaldis.


Source:  RA, Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 874, ll. 33-39; AICVAS; “Francesco Coco,” CPC busta 1389; “Medaglioni: Francesco Coco” L’Unità Operaia, September 4, 1937; The Immigrant Labor Press in North America, 82; 

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Last Name Coco
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Additional Notes Coco had first been a member of the Socialist party and then among the charter members of the Communist party in 1921. Soon after his arrival in the United States, he was a central figure in the 1926 Communist-led textile workers strike in Passaic, New Jersey, during which he was arrested and fined for resisting arrest. The following year he helped found the short-lived Italian-language weekly Lotta di Classe, which served as the organ of the pro-Communist wing in the needle trades. Together with Ubaldo Cazzoli (a.k.a. Giulio Fantini) of the restaurant workers union, Coco was appointed to the Italian National Bureau of the Communist party of the United States where he helped unionize Italian workers. Excerpt