On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 20, 1953
Five district leaders, including Steve Nelson, Western Pennsylvania chairman for the Communist party, are found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in jail for “conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government by violence.” [The Pittsburgh Press] 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 20, 1953

Five district leaders, including Steve Nelson, Western Pennsylvania chairman for the Communist party, are found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in jail for “conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government by violence.” [The Pittsburgh Press

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