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Do You Know These Black Labor Leaders?

Black organizers have put in work beyond the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Meet labor leaders who fought for our rights for everything from better pay to ending workplace discrimination.
Do You Know These Black Labor Leaders?
A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin | Getty Images

Black organizing history tends to drop us in the 1960s with the Civil Rights Movement. But before that era, many Black activists were mobilizing workers and unionizing their jobs. This Labor Day holiday, meet five leaders who were dedicated to empowering workers and transforming our workplaces.