Dr. William Jones, Professor of History at UW-Madison, will talk about Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights on Tues., Feb. 3, 2015, from 3:30-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the African American Heritage Lecture Series and the UWW Conversation on Race.
Dr. Jones is the author of books: The March on Washington: Jobs, freedom and the forgotten history of civil rights and The tribe of black Ulysses: African American lumber workers in the Jim Crow south, which UWW students and staff may borrow from other UW campus libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing service. Requested materials arrive in 2-5 weekdays. Articles written by Dr. Jones are available as well, including “The unknown origins of the March on Washington: Civil rights politics and the black working class” (Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 2010, vol.7:no.3, pp.33-52).
Andersen Library has resources for learning more.
- Read about (and click a link to read the text of) the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of which created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
- Search article databases to find sources such as
- “Editorial: Three perspectives of employment discrimination 50 years after the Civil Rights Act—A promise fulfilled?” (Journal of Business & Psychology, 2013, vol.28:no.4, pp.375-382),
- “What we know and don’t: Eradicating employment discrimination 50 years after the Civil Rights Act” (Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2013, vol.6:no.4, pp.391-413),
- “Challenging lilywhite Hollywood: African Americans and the demand for racial equality in the motion picture industry, 1963-1974” (Journal of Popular Culture, 2012, vol.45:no.6, pp.1206-1225),
- and “The sociology of discrimination: Racial discrimination in employment, housing, credit, and consumer markets” (in Annual Review of Sociology, 2008, vol.34, pp.181-209).
- Search Andersen Library’s books, media and more for titles such as the ebooks Black Americans and organized labor: A new history and Brotherhoods of color: Black railroad workers and the struggle for equality (also available in print in 3rd-floor Main Collection, HD8039.R12 U612 2001).
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding additional information.
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