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Document Details


Title: Herbert Ward
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: Herbert Ward came from a union background, with family members who were in the Jim Crow longshore union in the Gulf Coast of Texas in the 1920s and 1930s. He came to Los Angeles as a young man, seeking better educational opportunities, but after a brief period at UCLA ended up working on the railroad as a porter and cooks helper until he became involved with the Urban League training program at Lockheed-Vega in Burbank. He joined the IAM, District Lodge 727, and founded the ""Yea Vote Committee,"" which fought to overturn the exclusionary clause in the IAM's constitution.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Ward, Herbert
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Texas; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Labor union official
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Locations discussed: California; Los Angeles, CA; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American labor union members; African American men--Employment; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Employment; California; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Los Angeles, CA; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Texas; United States; University of California, Los Angeles, CA
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035161-38729