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Author Honey, Michael K.

Title Black workers remember : an oral history of segregation, unionism, and the freedom struggle / Michael Keith Honey.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2001.


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 Axe Special Collections Rosen  331.6396 H757b 2001    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Originally published: 2000.
Contents Preface : Black history as labor history -- Introduction : The power of remembering -- 1. Segregation, racial violence, and black workers. Fannie Henderson witnesses Southern lynch law ; William Glover recounts his frame-up by the Memphis police ; Longshore leader Thomas Watkins escapes assassination -- 2. From country to city : Jim Crow at work. Hillie and Laura Pride move to Memphis ; Matthew Davis describes heavy industrial work ; George Holloway remembers the Crump era ; Clarence Coe recalls the pressures of white supremacy -- 3. Making a way out of no way : black women factory workers. Irene Branch does double duty as a domestic and factory worker ; Evelyn Bates reflects on her lifetime of factory work ; Susie Wade tells how she built a life around work ; Rebecca McKinley remembers the strike at Memphis Furniture Company -- Interlude : Not what we seem -- 4. Freedom struggles at the point of production. Clarence Coe fights for equality ; Lonnie Rolland and other black workers implement the Brown decision on the factory floor ; George Holloway's struggle against white worker racism -- 5. Organizing and surviving in the Cold War. Leroy Clark follows the pragmatic road to survival in the Jim Crow South ; Leroy Boyd battles white supremacy in the era of the red scare rights unionism -- Interlude : Arts of resistance -- 6. Civil rights unionism. Leroy Boyd tells how black workers used the movement for civil rights to revive local ; Factory worker Matthew Davis becomes a community leader ; Edward Lindsey recall black union politics ; Alzada and Leroy fight for unionism and civil rights ; Alzada Clark organizes black women workers in Mississippi -- 7. "I am a man" : unionism and the black working poor. Taylor Rogers relive Memphis sanitation strike ; James Robinson describes the worst job he ever had -- Leroy Boyd and Clarence Coe recall a strike and the death of Martin Luther KWilliamilliam Lucy reflects on the strike's meaning and outcome -- 8. The fate of the black working class : the global economy, racism, and union organizing. Confronting deindustrialization ;Ida Leachman tells how her union continues to organize low-wage workers -- George Holloway and Clarence Coe reflect on the importance of unions and the struggle against racism. Epilogue : Scars of memory.
Subject African Americans -- Employment -- History.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Labor movement -- United States -- History.
African American labor union members -- History.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
African American labor union members. (OCoLC)fst00799214
African Americans -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst00799610
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
Labor movement. (OCoLC)fst00990079
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0520232054

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