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Civil rights

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Standing Committees, 1956-1980

Scope and Contents Sub-series 1, containing records of standing committees, accounts for the bulk of this series. Section XIII of the 1955 AFL-CIO Constitution provided for the creation of a number of standing committees: Civil Rights, Community Services, Economic Policy, Education, Ethical Practices, Housing, International Affairs, Legislation, Political Education, Public Relations, Safety and Occupational Health, Social Security, and Veterans' Affairs. Other standing committees were established at subsequent...

Subject Files, 1943-1965

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, memos, clippings, surveys, reports, and minutes on five distinct topics covering both the AFL and the AFL-CIO. Race relations is the first section and contains various civil rights issues prior to the merger and the creation of the Civil Rights Department. Approximately half of the material is directly related to the Fair Employment Practice Committee. Additional organizations include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People;...

United Automobile Workers Disaffiliation Files, 1956-1969

Scope and Contents Sub-series 3, containing clippings, correspondence and reports dates from 1956 to 1969, documents the growing rift between the AFL-CIO and United Automobile Workers (UAW), a fight that culminated in the withdrawal of the UAW from the AFL-CIO. The split focused on differences about international relations, organizing, strike support, and civil rights initiatives. Reciprocal suspension and disaffiliation occured in 1968, and most of the documents in the sub-series are dated 1966 to 1969. In...