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Strong in the struggle : my life as a black labor activist

Author: Lee Brown; Robert L Allen
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001.
Series: Voices and visions (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1950s the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee launched a ruthless smear campaign and outright attack against hundreds of labor leaders, teachers, leftists, Communists, civil servants, filmmakers, civil rights activists, and many others it accused of conspiring to overthrow the government. One man who refused to cooperate with the diabolical Committee was Lee Brown, as African American labor
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Genre/Form: Führer
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Lee, 1921-
Strong in the struggle.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001
(OCoLC)654114756
Named Person: Lee Brown; Lee Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Brown; Robert L Allen
ISBN: 0847691918 9780847691913
OCLC Number: 43936797
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: xi, 195 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Julianne Malveaux --
1. Childhood --
2. On My Own --
3. Working in Los Angeles --
Black Workers on the New Orleans Waterfront --
4. New Orleans and Local 207 --
5. Organizer at Work --
6. Fighting Southern Injustice --
7. On the Road for the Union --
8. Andrew Steve Nelson's Trial --
9. The Government Comes After Me --
The Trial of Lee Brown --
10. Prison and Release --
11. Starting a New Life --
12. Struggles in San Francisco --
13. Grace in My Life --
14. Retirement: Activism and Writing --
15. Looking Back, Facing Forward.
Series Title: Voices and visions (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Lee Brown with Robert L. Allen.

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