Interview of former steelworker and labor leader Tom Turner

Former steelworker and labor leader Tom Turner talks about his childhood and education in River Rouge and Ecorse, Mi and his involvement in organized labor and the civil rights movement. Turner also talks about discrimination and segregation in Detroit and in the workplace, his time as president of the Detroit NAACP and president of the Wayne County AFL-CIO, and the many labor leaders who inspired him. Turner says that black trade union leaders constantly and successfully pressured employers and organized labor to widen access for minorities to skilled trades and better paying jobs.
Date Issued:
Data Provider:
Michigan State University. Libraries
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library Collection
Michigan and Detroit
Subject Topic:
Political activity, Labor leaders, Labor unions, Civil rights movements, Discrimination, Discrimination in employment, African American labor leaders, Minorities, and Employment
Subject Name:
Turner, Tom (Labor leader), Turner, Tom (Labor leader), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Detroit Branch, and Wayne County AFL-CIO (Wayne County, Mich.)
Subject Genre:
Interviews and Interviews
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