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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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