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Abstract Tom and Janet Canterbury were active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Lowndes County, Alabama. Their papers reflect the Canterbury’s involvement in the civil right movement, and the activities of the SNCC in registering African-American voters in Southern states.
Abstract In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Overview Called the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department until 1983, the UAW’s Civil Rights Department oversees the union’s diversity and anti-prejudice initiatives. According to the union’s website, the “Civil Rights Department works closely with the UAW’s Local Union Civil Rights Committees to educate, mobilize, and assist” the union’s members in matters related to discrimination and sexual harassment. The department also campaigns actively in support of voter registration and turnout...
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
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.
Abstract UAW Local 14 was chartered on 1 October 1935. Local 14, an amalgamated union in Toledo, includes a HydroMatic GM facility, AP Parts, Vulcan, and Midas Muffler shops. Chevrolet was the first plant organized in 1935.
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Abstract Subjects include: Eastside Detroit plants; AFL-CIO; civil rights; Michigan politics; Community Action Program; Democratic Party politics; plant closings; benefits; Black Lake; retirees; organizing; strikes
Abstract Subjects include: auto industry and auto workers in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York; Martin Gerber; equal employment opportunity; low-cost public housing; Bell Aircraft strike (1949); Kohler strike (1959); Liberal Party (N.Y.); New Jersey politics and government; civil rights movement; labor education; UAW CAP; women auto workers.
Abstract Subjects include: abortion; aging; child care; civil rights; education; pay equity; health; National Organization for Women; poverty; sexual harassment
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Equal Rights Amendment; health issues; National Organization for Women; worker education
Abstract Clippings, reports, correspondence, and reports of articles relating to writings and other activities of Willard S. Townsend, founder and president of the International Brotherhood of Red Caps (1938), which later became the United Transport Service Employees (CIO). The collection has material on Mr. Townsend and also on civil rights, blacks in labor and the Korean War, and history of the UTSE.
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Abstract On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a Wayne State University student and mother, was shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan after participating in civil rights protests in Alabama. The impact of Liuzzo’s death was felt across the country. Despite a FBI informant's eyewitness testimony at the trial of the three Klansmen, none of the men were found guilty of murder. Liuzzo's family, as well as two civil rights workers involved in the 1965 protest, would later file unsuccessful suits against...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 9
Abstract While a student at Wayne State University, Tara Leigh Tappert interviewed noted African American attorney, judge, and law professor Judge Wade H. McCree Jr. in 1976 as part of the Wayne State University Oral History Methodologies course. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript about his family and education prior to the beginning of his professional career in Detroit after World War II. He also discusses his military service and his legal career.
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 4
Abstract Warner Pflug interviewed civil rights advocate Walter Bergman in 1981. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript chronicling his activities as a socialist and an educator in Detroit in the 1920s and 1930s, his work with UNRRA in Europe after World War II, and his experiences as a Freedom Rider.
Abstract The Wayne State University Department of African American Studies was formed in 1970. Its predecessor names were, the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Black Studies. The files mainly reflect the department's activities from 1970 to 1984 with some materials dating from the mid 1960s.
Abstract Westside Mothers is a welfare rights organization located in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded by its coordinator, Selma Goode, in December 1965, and advocates for people who receive public assistance, such as food stamps, Medicaid, childcare, Supplemental Security Income, and disability. Westside Mothers works with various local, state, and national welfare rights organizations to aid welfare recipients in receiving sufficient benefits and in protecting their civil liberties. The organization...
- Subject: Civil rights X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 34
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 16
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 8
- American Civil Liberties Union 7
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 7
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 7
- AFL-CIO 6
- American Federation of Teachers 6
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 5
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 5
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 5
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 4
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 4
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 4
- Socialist Workers Party 4
- Wayne State University 4
- AFSCME 3
- Boggs, Grace Lee 3
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 3
- Industrial Workers of the World 3
- National Organization for Women 3
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 3
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 2
- Beffel, John Nicholas 2
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 2
- Boggs, James 2
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 2
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 2
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 2
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Gleicher, Morris 2
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
- Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO 2
- Michigan. Civil Rights Commission. 2
- National Education Association of the United States 2
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 2
- Overton, Carrie Burton 2
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 2
- Schermer, George, 1919-1989 2
- Service Employees International Union 2
- Shanker, Albert 2
- Stepp, Marc 2
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) 2
- United Steelworkers 2
- Workers Defense League 2
- AFT Michigan (Michigan Federation of Teachers ) 1
- Abner, Willoughby, 1920-1972 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Bailey, J. Edward, 1923- 1
- Baldinger, Mary Alice 1
- Baldinger, Wilbur 1
- Barbash, Jack 1
- Barbour, Alex 1
- Barger, W. K. (Walter Kenneth) 1
- Beasley, Olive, 1903- 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Bergman, Walter 1
- Biagi, Charles 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Black Panther Party 1
- Bledsoe, William, III 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- California State Employees' Association 1
- Canterbury, Janet 1
- Canterbury, Tom 1
- Carrick, Louis B. 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Charles Flint, Kellogg 1
- Cheng, Charles 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- Cohen, Carl 1
- Communist Party of America 1
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Davenport, Elvin 1
- Davis, Hugh M. 1
- Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Detroit Industrial Mission 1
- Detroit Public Schools 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Didier, Gene 1
- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
- Dillard, Jessie M. 1
- Ellman, Erwin B. 1
- Evergreen Alliance 1
- Fair Housing Campaign (Birmingham, Mich.) 1
- Fair Housing Center 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Fuller, Alex 1
- Gilmore, Horace W., 1918-2010 1
- Girardin, Ray 1
- Goode, Selma 1
- Goodman, Ernest 1
- Gould, William B., IV 1 ∧ view less
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