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    13 Labor Events And Organizers Who We Should Teach About During Black History Month

    As Black History Month draws to a close, we want to continue to share and celebrate a labor history that is often overlooked. Recognizing and honoring the important contributions that black people have made to American history matters. From notable women leaders to the desegregation of union organizing, here’s a list of important black contributions to labor history that should be taught all year long.

    1. Bayard Rustin

    2. Pullman Porters

    3. Rosina Tucker

    4. Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

    5. Mary Church Terrell

    6. Ben Fletcher

    7. Chicago Flat Janitors

    8. Edgar Nixon

    9. Brown v. Board of Education

    10. Lucy Parsons

    11. Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

    12. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    13. A. Philip Randolph