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Black Workers RememberAn Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle$
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Michael Keith Honey

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217744

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217744.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Power of Remembering

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(p.xxii) (p.1) Introduction
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Black Workers Remember
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MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0001

This chapter talks about the voices of poor and working-class people that are only heard in the halls of government, in the media, or in the history books. Least of all heard are African American workers, who lived under laws and customs that sought to silence them. Yet they did make history. The chapter talks about how African American workers broke the silence imposed by segregation and gained recognition as agents of social change. It covers a period of time still within the bounds of living human memory, from the 1930s to the present.

Keywords:   African American workers, segregation, social change, working class

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