Black Workers' Struggle for Equality in Birmingham

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Horace Huntley, David Montgomery
University of Illinois Press, 2007 - History - 244 pages
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This long-awaited volume is the first set of annotated oral interviews from the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement to be undertaken by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Interviewees recount their struggles against discrimination both in and outside of the workplace, showing how collective action, whether through unions, the Movement, or networks of workplace activists, sought to gain access to better jobs, municipal services, housing, and less restrictive voter registration.Black Workers’ Struggle for Equality in Birminghamis a powerful work that reconsiders the links of the labor movement to the struggle for civil rights.

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About the author (2007)

Horace Huntley is the director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Oral History Project and an associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. David Montgomery is a professor emeritus of history at Yale and the author of The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 and other books.

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