This is part of a series featuring authors of essays in the journal Labor: Studies in Working Class History. Eric Arnesen discusses the main arguments of his recently published essay on the National Negro Congress and shares some great images and documents from his research.Read more →
posts and bio Eric Arnesen
Eric Arnesen is the Teamsters Professor of History at The George Washington University. He is the co-chair of the Washington History Seminar, a joint project of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the author of Waterfront Workers of New Orleans: Race, Class, and Politics (1991); Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (2001); and Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents(2002). He is currently finishing a biography of the African American socialist, labor leader, and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph.