The dissertation affirms a need in the literature of civil rights, labor, and left movements to better integrate those histories and place principal blame on white supremacy for the crippling of the black-left-labor coalition. Mainly militant and progressive, black postal workers combined black labor protest and civic traditions into civil rights unionism. Black postal workers in essence took the civil rights movement into the workplace--and workplace struggles into the civil rights movement. I argue for a limited qNew York exceptionalismq combined with an appreciation of black Southern militancy in focusing on New York City and Washington, D.C.11 Kinga#39;s caution notwithstanding, how do we account for such overall black optimism in the midst of a national climate of ... aquot;Address of Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Delivered at the First Annual Institute On Non-Violence and Social Change Under theanbsp;...
|Title||:||"There's Always Work at the Post Office": African Americans Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality at the United States Post Office, 1940--1971|
|Author||:||Philip F. Rubio|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|