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Abstract In late 1967, Herbert Hill, labor director for the NAACP, visited Wayne State University in Detroit to conduct oral histories with African American men and women on their experiences in the labor movement. Between 1967 and 1970, Hill, with local interviewers Roberta McBride, Jim Keeney, and Norman McRae, completed numerous interviews in Detroit. Hill also visited New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Berkeley for several additional interviews to round out what would become known as the Blacks in...
Abstract Carrolyn Davis, a past Reuther archivist, served as the library's liaison to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), an organization founded in 1972 committed to using political action and union organizing campaigns to increase black participation and influence in the labor movement and insure social and economic progress for working people and the poor. In Davis' role as CBTU liaison, she conducted a series of oral histories for the organization, an ongoing project that ran from 2001...
Dates: 2001 - 2010
Abstract In 2003, labor historian Mike Smith conducted an oral history interview with labor, civil rights, and community leader Marc Stepp. Stepp worked at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of leadership in the UAW local. He then rose to regional and international levels, culminating in his election in 1974 as UAW International Vice President, a position he filled until his retirement in 1988. Collection consists of video and audio recordings. Stepp talks about his family...
Dates: 2003-06-11 - 2003-06-13
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 12
Abstract In 2001, Mike Smith interviewed labor and civil rights leader Oliver Montgomery on his lifelong advocacy for racial equality and worker rights, particularly in the steel industry. Collection consists of interview recordings and a transcript. Montgomery discusses his background, career, union activism, civil rights work, personal philosophy, and outlook on the future.
Dates: 2001-03-26; 2001-03-27
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Dates: 1997 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2004
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract William "Bill" Lucy was a long-serving leader in AFSCME. A civil engineer in Contra Costa, California, he joined AFSCME in 1956 and was involved in the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME from 1972 to 2010. He co-founded the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in 1972 and was involved in the civil rights and anti-Apartheid movements. Philip Mason conducted an audio interview with William Lucy in 2001 and a video interview with him in 2002....
Dates: 2001-04-16; 2002-01-10
- Oral histories 5
- Labor unions 4
- Sound recordings 4
- African Americans 3
- Civil rights movement 3
- Video recordings 3
- Labor movement 2
- Transcripts 2
- Women in the labor movement 2
- Affirmative action 1
- African American women 1
- Civil rights 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Collective bargaining -- Government employees 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 1
- Housing 1
- Labor leaders--United States 1
- Minorities 1
- Steel industry and trade 1
- Women 1
- Women labor leaders 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 5
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 3
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 3
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- United Steelworkers 2
- AFSCME 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Davis, Carrolyn 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 1
- Hill, Herbert 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 1
- Keeney, Jim 1
- Lucy, William, 1933- 1
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
- McBride, Roberta 1
- McRae, Norman 1
- Montgomery, Oliver 1
- Service Employees International Union 1
- Stepp, Marc 1 ∧ view less
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