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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Benjamin F. McLaurin
RLIN number: NXCP88-A123
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education, Florida; Edward Water College; labor school at University of Wisconsin, Brookwood Labor College; Pullman Company, organization of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Railway Labor Act amendment; A. Philip Randolph; salaries, tips, and pensions; Fair Employment Practices Committee, American Negro Labor Council; life in Harlem; International Ladies Auxiliary; company unions, AFL-CIO relationships; American Labor Party; Morris Hillquit; Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; organizing in the South; March on Washington, 1941.
Extent: Transcript: 353 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McLaurin, Benjamin F., 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Labor organizer
Age at speaking: 55
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Ingersoll, William T.
Organizations discussed: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, New York, NY; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; National Urban League, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Employment; Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, New York, NY; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions--Officials and employees; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; National Urban League, New York, NY; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; Southern States--Economic conditions; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: American Labor Party of the State of New York; McLaurin, Benjamin F., 1905-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019053-14496