Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Canady of the history faculty at Averett, this conversation focuses on the history of race as it influenced labor in the nation, the South, and our local community. “Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor” is a collaboration of the Pittsylvania County Public Library and History United, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Refreshments provided by Pittsylvania Together, Chatham First, and Rosebud Baptist Church. Discussion topics:
July 25 – Working in Jim Crow America
This session will examine what kinds of professions were available to blacks during segregation in the South.
August 29 – War Work
This session will explore the Great Migration and economic set-backs and advancements for blacks during and after WWII.
September 26 – Hiring the Black Worker
This session will focus on the 1960s Civil Rights movement and its effect on integrating various industries including the textile industry.