Betty Liveright

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Berkshire Forum

Herman Liveright, a lifelong activist for social change, died in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Jan. 19 2001, age 89.

Mr. Liveright and his wife, Betty Liveright, lived in Lenox, not far from the site of the Berkshire Forum, the educational center they founded in 1972[1].

For 20 years, the forum sponsored workshops on controversial and, sometimes, radical political issues and causes.

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 Betty Liveright and Herman Liveright, US Political Prisoners Project, Pittsburgh, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[2]

Greetings to Committees of Correspondence conference

Betty Liveright and Herman Liveright sent greetings to the Second Committees of Correspondence National Conference, held July 12-14 1996, in New York.[3]

Communist Party MLK tribute

On January 19, 2002, the Communist Party USA newspaper, Peoples Weekly World published a signed tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr..

We salute Dr. King’s courage and vision. He saw and struggled for an America and world that can be. We pledge in his memory to work to reorder our nation’s priorities “so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.”

Signatories included, Betty Liveright . Almost all signatories were confirmed members of the Communist Party USA[4].

Rosenberg Fund for Children

In 2003 Betty Liveright was on the Advisory Board of the Rosenberg Fund for Children[5].


  1. The Boston Globe January 24, 2001
  2. CCDS Background
  3. CoC Second National Conference program, 1996
  5. Rosenberg Fund for Children Letterhead June 19 2003