Angelo D’Angelo received a BA and an MA in history at Wagner College; he was conferred with a Ph.D. in labor history at New York University in 1978. He has actively participated in the working-class movement since joining the W.E.B. Dubois Clubs of America in 1965.  He was a member of the Young Workers Liberation League (1970-1973); chair of the Wagner College chapter Students for a Democratic Society (1969-1970); active in the rank and file caucus of Local 2, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, in NYC for 35 years; participated in Trade Unionists for Action and Democracy; a member of the Italo-American Fraternal Society of Richmond County, N. Y.; a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Association for American-Soviet Friendship (1978-1980); chair of the Staten Island Council for Peace and Justice (1975-1994); a member of the Steering Committee for a Nuclear-Free Island, leading opposition to the NYC nuclear Homeport in Stapleton, Staten Island (1983-1988); a founding member of US Friends of the Soviet People in 1993 after the 1991 counter-revolution in the USSR, and is presently on its national board; he is also currently on the Board of Directors of the People’s School for Marxist-Leninist Studies.  Angelo went on a National Teachers Tour of the USSR in 1976.