In 1924 the Communist Party USA began publishing the Daily Worker newspaper in in New York City.
At its peak, the newspaper achieved a circulation of 35,000. Contributors to its pages included: Robert Minor and Fred Ellis (cartoonists), Lester Rodney, David Karr, Richard Wright, John L. Spivak, Peter Fryer, Woody Guthrie and Louis F. Budenz.
In support for the early stages of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Daily Worker opened the paper for discussion. But, despite widespread dissension in the Party, the Daily Worker ultimately endorsed Moscow’s suppression of the Hungarian uprising.
As more Americans left the Party, the editor and many staff members of the Daily Worker resigned. The final issue of the Daily Worker appeared on January 13, 1958.