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Labor and Civil Rights
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What was the first "general strike" in the U.S.?
The first general strike was by Africans who were enslaved and withheld their labor in protest.
What did the 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution do?
It outlawed slavery in the U.S. except as punishment for breaking the law. This loophole led to the current day prison-industrial complex that disproportionately affects Black people and people of color.
What is the Great Migration?
The Great Migration was the movement of six million African-Americans from the Southern United States to cities in other areas of the country. This migration led to an increase of African-Americans in the industrial workforce.
The _____ provided a way for African-Americans to discuss workplace discrimination.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated he was in Memphis, Tennessee for what?
He was leading a march with striking sanitation workers
Why do Right to Work laws harm Black workers?
More Black workers are covered by union contracts than White workers, and Black worker wages are lower in states with Right to Work laws. Unions fight for anti-discrimination and provide a path to deal with discrimination in the workplace which Right to Work proponents are trying to take away.
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