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LAWCHA Move Boosts Independent Historians

As more and more new history graduates pursue careers outside academia—out of choice or necessity—and with many scholars now part of the “gig economy,” the LAWCHA Board is taking steps to reach out to this diverse and growing cohort. Read more →

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Martin J. Bennett, “50 Years Ago: King, Memphis, and the Poor People’s Campaign,” Beyond Chron, May 31, 2018

by Ryan Poe  on June 25th, 2018
Most Americans know that a white racist assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4,1968 – fifty years ago. But few understand the historical context and why King was in Memphis. Read more →
Photo by the American Tobacco Historic District, via Flickr, under a Creative Commons license

Call for Papers: LAWCHA’s 2019 Conference

by Jacob Remes  on May 30th, 2018
The Labor and Working-Class History Association’s 2019 Call for Papers Workers on the Move, Workers’ Movements Duke University, May 30-June 1, 2019… Read more →

Margo Price, “Pay Gap”: Labor Song of the Month

by Daniel Graff  on April 16th, 2018
While Margo Price’s concerns are political through and through, she isn’t hosting any pity parties. Many of her songs rock, countering the sobering lyrics. Read more →

MLK: To the Promised Land

by Michael Honey  on March 20th, 2018
Michael K. Honey is the author of the new study, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, to be… Read more →

MLK’s ’68 struggle for economic justice still marching on

by Michael Honey  on March 20th, 2018
On Feb. 1, 1968, Echol Cole and Robert Walker were crushed to death while riding out a cold, driving rainstorm in the back of an… Read more →

Labor 15.2 (May, 2018)

Ryan Poe , June 10th, 2018

Supporting UK University Lecturers on Strike

Eric Fure-Slocum , March 12th, 2018

Steven Parfitt, who spoke at LAWCHA’s Seattle conference, asks LAWCHA members to support the ongoing lecturers’ strike in the UK by contributing to the University and College Union’s “fighting fund.” As Steven notes, “I know that at my branch, and many other branches, this fund is being used particularly to… Read more →


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