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DC Working Class History Seminar meeting

Submitted by LHRC on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:13

The DC Working Class History Seminar met at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  The Seminar is a bi-monthly gathering of historians from the DC area and beyond who meet to discuss and critique drafts of articles or book chapters that participants are working on.  Generally two works are discussed.  Participants have the opportunity to read and reflect on the pieces ahead of time; at the meeting the authors give a general contextual introduction to their work with the participants then asking questions and offering ideas for clarificatio

Book Talk by Brigid O'Farrell Write up

Submitted by LHRC on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:55

On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the Teamsters Labor history Research Center welcomed independent scholar Brigid O’Farrell who spoke about her book She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker (Cornell Press, 2010).  Brigid reviewed Mrs. Roosevelt’s life concentrating on how she translated her commitment to the welfare of American workers into action.  She spoke about Mrs. Roosevelt’s labor friendships, especially with Rose Schneiderman and A.

Professor Eric Arnesen Kicks Off Teamsters Labor History Research Center Book Talk Series

Submitted by LHRC on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 14:59

The Teamsters Labor History Research Center held its first Book Talk on November 8, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The speaker was Professor Eric Arnesen of the GWU Department of History.  His topic was “The Next Emancipation: A. Philip Randolph’s Life in Labor and Civil Rights.”  Professor Arnesen is currently writing a biography of Randolph (1889-1979), longtime leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a tireless fighter for civil rights.

We Found It in the Teamsters Archives

Submitted by LHRC on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:39

In August 1963 Teamster magazine received a letter from James A. Watson, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 402, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, asking that the following item be printed in the magazine: “Brother Earl Green, a member of Chauffeurs and Sales Drivers Local Union No. 402, is the writer of the song ‘Six Days on the Road’ that is making the charts today.  Brother Green has also written the answer to ‘Six Days on the Road’ which will be published at a later date.”

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