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Fighting Jim Crow at Home During World War II (1940–1946)

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows that despite the gains made by the NAPE for black postal workers since 1940 in breaking down barriers to employment and promotion, James B. Cobb, president of the Washington, D.C. ... More


Civil Rights Postal Unionism (1963–1966)

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes 1963 as a pivotal year for civil rights activism, and posits that the NAPE especially was deeply involved, fusing black labor and civic protest traditions. At their 1963 ... More


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