February 19, 2016
Feb. is Black (Labor) History Month
February is Black History Month. The AFL-CIO has profiled several pioneering African American labor leaders on their blog, AFL-CIO Now.
Read profiles of A. Philip Randolph, Augusta Thomas, Bayard Rustin, Bill Lucy, Doug Moore, Ella Josephine Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Keith Richardson, and Rachel Bryan.
The American Labor Studies Center has a wealth of information on teaching about the American labor movement and recently compiled a list of resources related to the contributions of African Americans to the struggle for political and economic freedom and justice for working people.
UC Berkeley Labor Center Black Workers Resources
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Civil Rights and Labor: Joint Struggles for Justice by Corinne Geballe
Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism by Ruth Needleman
Servitude to Service: African-American Women as Wage Earners by Rita G. Koman
For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America since 1865 by Robert H. Ziegler
Oh Freedom After While by California Newsreel
A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom by California Newsreel
Miles of Smiles: Years of Struggle by California Newsreel
At the River I Stand by California Newsreel
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech to AFL-CIO in 1961
I Am A Man: Dr. King & the Memphis Sanitation Strike by AFSCME