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Natchez laundry workers' strike: a transcription of a tape-recording; [n.d.]

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Title:Natchez laundry workers' strike: a transcription of a tape-recording; [n.d.]
Date:1960-1969
Description:

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This transcription of a tape-recorded interview records the feelings of Natchez laundry workers on the subject of labor unions. The ladies that are interviewed feel that laundry workers in Natchez should form a union and strike for higher wages. The interview also notes that many African Americans have lost their jobs or been intimidated by their employers because of their participation in Civil Rights or labor union activities. Some of the co-ops that were set up through aid from the Poor People's Corporation are also described.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Text
Subjects:African Americans--Mississippi--Natchez | Labor unions--Mississippi--Natchez | Poverty--Mississippi--Natchez | Laundry workers--Mississippi--Natchez | Strikes and lockouts--Laundry industry--Mississippi--Natchez | Natchez (Miss.) | Adams County (Miss.)
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. (electronic version) | 2004-10-13
Original Material:

Box 4, Folder 4, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

Rights and Usage:

Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Related Materials:

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Forms part of the Michael J. Miller Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/manu/id/4790