Introduction

On the morning of September 8, 1919, hundreds of African American trade unionists and left-wing activists packed the Colored ymca in Washington, D.C., for the first annual convention of the National Brotherhood Workers of America (nbwa). Lauded byNew York Agecorrespondent Jeannette Carter as “the la...

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Published in: New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South p. 1
Main Author: CLAUDRENA N. HAROLD
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Georgia Press 10-01-2016
Subjects:
War
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Summary: On the morning of September 8, 1919, hundreds of African American trade unionists and left-wing activists packed the Colored ymca in Washington, D.C., for the first annual convention of the National Brotherhood Workers of America (nbwa). Lauded byNew York Agecorrespondent Jeannette Carter as “the largest of its kind ever held in the city,” the convention showcased the broad geographical reach of the New Negro spirit.¹ The three-day gathering attracted labor delegates from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Illinois, and Virginia. To the nation’s capital, these delegates brought not only their political grievances but
ISBN: 0820335126
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