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CIO Political Action Committee The Negro in 1944

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.028.01 Author/Creator: CIO Political Action Committee Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1944 Pagination: 30 p. ; 19.5 x 13.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "The Negro in 1944," published by the CIO Political Action Committee dated 1944. The publication is concerned with racial discrimination within the workforce. Details fair wages under Franklin Roosevelt's Executive Order for Fair Employment Practice. The executive order requires: equal pay for African Americans and Latinos in agricultural work; funding for African-American owned businesses; livable housing, and healthcare. CIO requests abolishing the poll tax, passing anti-lynching laws, more equal opportunities and wages; educational reform, and political equality.

People: Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946
Pepper, Claude, 1900-1989
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Wallace, Henry A.,1888-1965
Thomas, R.J., 1900-1967
Bittner, Van A., 1885-1949
McDonald, David J., 1902-1979
Rieve, Emil, 1892-1975

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: LaborUnionsEducation ReformEducationWorld War IIAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansAgriculture and Animal HusbandryGovernment and CivicsHealth and MedicalLatino HistoryLatinosRace discriminationHousingFair PaySegregationVoting RightsLynching

Sub Era: World War II

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