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Document Details


Title: Ben Margolis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: Labor History: Desegregating Unions during WWII
Description: Ben Margolis was a leading labor and civil liberties lawyer in California, starting in the mid-1930s. He began his practice in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles in 1943, where he formed the firm of Katz, Gallagher and Margolis. He played a prominent role in the wartime anti-discrimination suits filed against the shipyards and the Jim Crow Boilermakers union.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Margolis, Ben
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee
Historical events discussed: Sleepy Lagoon Trial, 1942-1943
Locations discussed: California; Los Angeles, CA; North America; San Francisco, CA; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actions and defenses; Blacklisting of entertainers; California; Civil rights--United States; Labor laws and legislation; Lawyers; Liberty; Los Angeles, CA; North America; Oral history; San Francisco, CA; Sleepy Lagoon Trial, 1942-1943; U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee; United States
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035159-38727