Barbara Pottgen

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Barbara Pottgen

First Venceremos Brigade

In 1969 Barbara Pottgen age 21 from Berkeley, California, was a member of the first Venceremos Brigade to Cuba.[1]

Racism Research Project

The Racism Research Project was a group of people who had been studying various historical and theoretical questions concerning racism, especially its formative period in the seventeenth century.

The Project was not a formal organization. Racism Research Project is an identifying name chosen for the convenience of publication.

The Critique of the Black Nation Thesis grew out of unpublished articles written by Harry Chang during the 1970s. The following people were involved in one way or another in the development of the present article:

Gary Achziger, Bruce Occena, Linda Burnham, Smokey Perry, Harry Chang, Barbara Pottgen, Neil Gotanda, Pat Sumi, Paul Liem, Bob Wing, Belvin Louie.[2]

LOM Bay Area


In 1987 Barbara Pottgen's house was a dropoff point for distributing Line of March paper in Frontline in Oakland.

LOM member


In 1987 Barbara Pottgen was a member of Line of March.

Frontline Forum


In Bill Tamayo, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and VP National Lawyers Guild and Barbara Pottgen, Line of March, addressed a Frontline Forum in Fresno,June 27, 1987.


  1. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMMUNISM IN 1972 (Venceremos Brigade) PART 2, hearings before the Committee on Internal Security 92nd Congress oct 16-19, 1972 pages 8132-8135
  2. [Racism Research Project, CRITQUE OF THE BLACK NATION THESIS © Racism Research Project Berkeley, California 1975]