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Chicago IL 60605
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Illinois Labor History Society


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  • HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY 400 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

Join the ILHS Book Club on Sunday, March 3 for a rich discussion of Marcia Walker-McWilliams’ recently published biography of Chicago packinghouse labor leader, Addie Wyatt. As the first African American woman to hold a senior union office in one of the nation’s most progressive unions, she was active in the civil rights movement and a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

Throughout the discussion, we will touch on themes of race, gender and labor, the struggle for integrated, industrial unions, the contributions of working class women and women of color to the labor movement, and the role Labor can play in addressing broader social problems. Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender and Racial Equality is available for purchase in our online bookstore. We look forward to seeing you!