The FEPC and the legacy of the labor-based Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s

  title={The FEPC and the legacy of the labor-based Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s},
  author={Kevin Michael Schultz},
  journal={Labor History},
  pages={71 - 92}
  • K. Schultz
  • Published 25 January 2008
  • History
  • Labor History
The Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement are often seen as two distinct movements for social justice. During the Second World War, however, this was not the case, as many activists and leaders argued that civil rights advances would enhance the egalitarian premise of the Labor Movement and as increased opportunities in employment seemed the best way to advance civil rights. These two movements came together to fight for the perpetuation of the wartime Fair Employment Practice Committee… 
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