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Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Michael Keith Honey

Abstract

The labor of black workers has been crucial to economic development in the United States. Yet because of racism and segregation, their contribution remains largely unknown. Spanning the 1930s to the present, this book tells the hidden history of African American workers in their own words. It provides striking firsthand accounts of the experiences of black southerners living under segregation in Memphis, Tennessee. Eloquent and personal, these oral histories comprise a unique primary source and provide a new way of understanding the black labor experience during the industrial era. Together, t ... More

Keywords: black workers, African American, Memphis, Tennessee, freedom struggle, Jim Crow, labor movement, unionism, civil rights, segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520217744
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217744.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Keith Honey, author