Labor Unions (19)

Labor Unions
Galvez, Marta: We Can Outlast
by Cecelski, David S. I talked with Marta Galvez at her home in Morganton, a small city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remembered Morganton as a quiet furniture-making town, the sort of place that didn't [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Johnson, Ann: This Woman's War
by Cecelski, David S. Ann Johnson has been a ferocious advocate for the state's elderly for more than 40 years. As the executive director of the Durham County Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens from 1966 to 1990, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
McDowell, Adell: A Frightful Time
by Cecelski, David S. They called it "Operation Dixie." From 1946 to 1953, a labor union movement swept through the state's tobacco fields, lumber mills and textile factories. It was part of the largest labor organizing [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Moses, Athenia: Standing Up For The Things We Believed
by Cecelski, David S. Athenia Moses will soon be honored by the Goldsboro-Wayne County branch of the NAACP for something that she did more than half a century ago. At a banquet on Feb. 11, the NAACP will recognize her and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Powell, Sallie: Determined To Teach
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Sallie Powell in Elizabethtown, in Bladen County, in the state's southeast corner. In the era of segregated schooling, she was one of a remarkable generation of African-American teachers [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
United Tobacco Workers Local 22: Civil Rights and Tobacco Unionism
by Hill, Michael. The 1940s were a fertile period for labor organizing in the tobacco industry, inspiring a movement for workplace democracy that fed directly into the nascent civil rights movement. African Americans [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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