"The Blacks and the Unions," by Bayard Rustin

Title

"The Blacks and the Unions," by Bayard Rustin

Subject

The Black Freedom Movement and Labor Movement

Description

Bayard Rustin was a legendary black gay pacifist, socialist and civil rights activist. Rustin was a close friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the primary organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. In this pamphlet, Rustin details the complex and problematic history of African Americans and labor unions, but argues for black participation in the union movement, rather than allow business interests to use them as strike-breakers.

Creator

published by A. Philip Randolph Education Fund

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1972

Format

pamphlet

Original Format

paper

Citation

published by A. Philip Randolph Education Fund, “"The Blacks and the Unions," by Bayard Rustin,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/575.

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