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Jewish Labor Committee: Part 2

by Ilana Rossoff, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History This post is part of the Jews and Social Justice Series. To view all posts in the series, click here. At the same time that they were coordinating post-war refugee relief in Europe, Jewish Labor Committee members began to take an active role in supporting African-American-led efforts to advocate for civil rights legislation. According to…

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In honor of Labor Day: select material pertaining to Samuel Gompers in the partner collectionsCompiled by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History “The fact that organized labor as it exists in the late twentieth century is largely the product of the A[merican]F[ederation] of L[abor] and its leaders obscures the federation’s recent and inauspicious beginnings. What became the…

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