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MLK’s Labor Legacy began in Atlanta

Yesterday, Creative Loafing online posted a photo essay titled “Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta” to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy and his ties to the city. The essay discusses the places he lived, worked, planned, and agitated, including the former … Continue reading

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GSU Oral History Roundtable to hold meetings at GSU Library

The Oral History Association (OHA) has recently moved its national office to  Georgia State University. The OHA offices will be based in GSU’s History Department and its executive director is GSU’s own Dr. Cliff Kuhn. This move marks an important opportunity … Continue reading

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Oral History Lecture 2013: Kathryn L. Nasstrom

Dr. Kathryn L. Nasstrom, Univeristy of San Francisco

Kathryn L. Nasstrom will trace the influence of oral history on the development of civil rights historiography during its several phases. How has oral history shaped civil rights historiography? To what extent and to what effect? Dr. Nasstrom is associate … Continue reading

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“Don’t sleep with Stevens!”: Reed Fink lecture on November 13

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“Don’t sleep with Stevens!” was the rallying cry of textile workers in the South from 1963-1980. The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union fought J. P. Steven’s unsafe working conditions and low wages for almost twenty years and the high-profile … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2012

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for … Continue reading

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Morgan Mahone Winner of 2012 Jacobs Labor Scholarship

Morgan Mahone is the 2012 recipient of the Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1983 to honor Joseph Jacobs, a long-time labor attorney who represented unions in Georgia, by the Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle Awards Committee … Continue reading

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Digital Collections provides online access to Library Resources

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Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections is comprised of rare or unique resources which have been digitized or are born digital. These resources come from of the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives and, in some cases, its general collection, … Continue reading

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MLK and the Memphis Sanitation Workers

The Walter P. Reuther Library, official repository for the records of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, has produced an online exhibit about Dr. King’s fateful visit to Memphis in support of AFSCME Local 1733′s sanitation workers. … Continue reading

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Radical Voices added to Labor Oral History Collection

Oral histories with Modibo Kadalie and Ken Lawrence have been added to the Voices of Labor Oral History Project, part of the Southern Labor Archives in GSU Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department. Modibo Kadalie, professor of political science and … Continue reading

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New Electrical Workers’ materials now available for research!

Both the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.), records and a new accession of the J.W. Giles papers are now available for research at Georgia State University Library’s Southern Labor Archives. About the IBEW Local 84 (Atlanta, … Continue reading

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