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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Discrimination Survey, 1941

 Series 8
Scope and Contents This series documents the racial discrimination survey conducted by the AFL in 1941. Contacted in the survey were city central bodies, federal labor unions and national and international unions. Survey questions pertained to the status of blacks in the union affiliate that was surveyed. The survey stemmed from public criticism by the National Urban League that African Americans were not being hired in the defense industry. The series consists of returned questionnaires sometimes...

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;...