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Pickets walk at union hall, October 16 1969

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Title:Pickets walk at union hall, October 16 1969

A newspaper report about a picket taking place outside the Clark-Skamania Central Labor Council headquarters. The picket was established by the Vancouver Branch of the NAACP as a show of support for efforts to get more minorities into union construction jobs. The protest was part of a nationwide effort in response to incidents in Pittsburgh and Seattle involving the trade unions discrimination towards Blacks. The picketing by the numerous NAACP branches took place at construction sites and outside labor temples and called for revisions in apprenticeship requirements.

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Subjects:African Americans | National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) | Organizations | Labor unions | Employment | Discrimination | Pickets | Demonstrations | Vancouver (Wash.) | Clark County (Wash.)
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Clark County Historical Museum
Original Material:

Vancouver Branch of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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To obtain a copy of this item, or request permission to publish, contact the

Clark County Historical Society Library and Archives, 1511 Main Street,

Vancouver, WA 98660, 360-993-5679 or cchm@pacifier.com.

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From the Washington State University digital collection (Washington State University)

Persistent Link to Item:http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/cchm,361