African American labor union members
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Charles H. Martin collection on Angelo Herndon, circa 1932-circa 1937, was created by Martin while researching his The Angelo Herndon Case and Southern Justice (LSU Press, 1976) and consists primarily of legal records. Angelo Herndon, a labor organizer convicted in 1932 on charges of attempting to incite insurrection in Atlanta, was freed in 1937 when the U.S. Supreme Court found the Georgia insurrection law unconstitutional.
Alcoa, Tennessee was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Workers there first organized an independent union in 1933. The United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town.