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American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981

@inproceedings{Gooding2018AmericanDD,
  title={American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981},
  author={F. Gooding},
  year={2018}
}
This study explores the history of black workers in Washington, D.C.’s federal sector from World War II (WWII) to the early 1980s. Many blacks viewed government employment as a welcome alternative to the limited job prospects and career trajectories available in the hostile and discriminatory private sector. As their numbers in the public sector in Washington increased, African-Americans gained a measure of economic security, elevated their social standing, and increased their political… Expand
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  • 2019
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