Frances Hubbard

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Frances Borden Hubbard is a retired Professor of Black Studies, Labor Studies, and Public Administration at several universities.[1]

Citizens' Conference To Defend Labor

In May 1947 Citizens' Conference To Defend Labor, 205 East Forty-second Street, room 1515, New York, N. Y., organized an excursion to Washington, D. C, to oppose labor legislation before Congress. Frances Borden was executive secretary of the conference.[2]


In 1981 Mark Loo, a Chinese-American member of the Communist Workers Party[3] , his party comrade Rodney Johnson, and unionist David Boyd were charged with the attempted bombing of the National Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California. The trio were represented by lawyer Leonard Weinglass.

Defending the NASSCO 3, soon became a major cause for the Communist Workers Party.[4]

A cocktail party in support of the NASSCO3, was held at Ramsey Clark's house in New York on July 10. Sponsors of the event included Haywood Burns, Abe Feinglass, Juan Gonzalez, William Kunstler, Stewart Kwoh, Manning Marable, Margaret Ratner, Abbott Simon, Frances Borden Hubbard, Flo Kennedy, and Ramsey Clark.[5]

Federation for Progress

The Federation For Progress was another attempt to create a new Marxist united front organization, much like similar efforts of the People's Alliance and the National Committee for Independent Political Action.

The FFP put a half-page ad in the "socialist" oriented weekly newspaper, In These Times in the July 14-27, 1982 issue, p. 8, entitled: "A natural follow-up to June 12: A national conference July 30-August 1 at Columbia Un., in New York City".

It was a follow-up conference to the major "anti-defense lobby" march and protest in New York on June relating to the U.N. Second Special Session on Disarmament.

The FPP Interim Executive Committee consisted of;

Black and Latin Workers Health and Safety Resource Center

In 1982 Frances Hubbard was active in the Black and Latin Workers Health and Safety Resource Center.[6]



SURVIVAL FEST 84 was held August 5 1984 in MacArthur Park.

"Come To Hear And Strategize With Those Changing The 1980's"

  • How can we support each other in electing progressive local candidates?
  • How can we make electoral work serve the grassroots movements for a freeze, for U.S. out of Central America and human needs?
  • How can we over turn the racist dual primary system in the South?
  • Is working inside and outside the Democratic Party a viable strategy and how can it be done?
  • How can we formulate demands to revitalize our basic industries without falling into the pitfall of the chauvinist anti-import solution -- letting U.S. finance capital off the hook?

This event was organized by the Communist Workers Party front, the Coalition for a People's Convention. The event was advertised in a half-page notice in the Marxist weekly Guardian, their Book Supplement - Summer 1984, p. 12, and the Communist Workers Party and Federation For Progress were listed as participants.

Speakers included Frances Hubbard - President Federation For Progress.

Workers' Rights Board

In 2009, Frances Hubbard was Project Director, Springfield Adolescent Health Project, Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board. [7]


Federation For Progress