Black Workers' Struggle for Equality in Birmingham

Black Workers' Struggle for Equality in Birmingham

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This long-awaited volume is the first set of annotated oral interviews from the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement to be undertaken by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Interviewees recount their struggles against discrimination both in and outside of the workplace, showing how collective action, whether through unions, the Movement, or networks of workplace activists, sought to gain access to better jobs, municipal services, housing, and less restrictive voter registration. Black Workers\u2019 Struggle for Equality in Birmingham is a powerful work that reconsiders the links of the labor movement to the struggle for civil rights.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252074939
  • 9780252074936

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"Accessible to a broad audience, Black Workers' Struggle for Equality in Birmingham will prove useful as a resource in undergraduate labor history courses and for students seeking easy access to compelling documentary evidence of the close ties between black workers' participation in labor organizing and their battle for civil rights. Montgomery's analytical introduction will benefit all who are concerned with issues of race and labor."--Labor Studies Journalshow more

About Horace Huntley

Horace Huntley is the director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Oral History Project and an associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. David Montgomery is a professor emeritus of history at Yale and the author of The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 and other books.show more

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