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February 5, 2015  

Toil and Trouble: Black Labor from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

Our guest, Dr. Charles L. Lumpkins, puts in historical context one of the most vexing problems confronting African Americans today: Unemployment. His presentation covers the period from colonial times, at the eve of the Civil War, to the turn of the 21st century.

Dr. Lumpkins is a lecturer of labor and employment relations at Pennsylvania State University, where he earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in history. His scholastic research focuses on the history of African Americans, with particular interests relating to the history of social and political movements, and the history of the working-class.

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