February is Black History Month. The AFL-CIO has profiled several pioneering African American labor leaders on their blog, AFL-CIO Now.
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.
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