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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.

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.

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