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Document Details


Title: Spencer Wylie
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: Spencer Wylie, labor and civil rights activist, rose from menial floor sweeping jobs to become a certified maintenance welder at the beginning of WWII. While working at the shipyards, he participated in the boycott of the Boilermakers Jim Crow Auxiliary A35.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Wylie, Spencer
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Activist; Welder
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Urban League, New York, NY
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: California; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American civil rights workers; African American labor union members; African American men--Employment; African Americans--Employment; California; Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Shipyards; United States; Urban League, New York, NY; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035163-38731