John McKerley

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John McKerley is an independent oral historian, archivist, and documentarian based in Iowa. His publications, photographs, and audio projects focus on struggles around labor, civil, and human rights, with an emphasis on the US South and Midwest. Between 2013 and 2023, he served as oral historian for the Iowa Labor History Oral Project (ILHOP) at the University of Iowa Labor Center. More information about his work can be found on his website, The Extra Board (