‘The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement in 1930’s America’

Thursday 5th July 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM @ New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH


Dr. Olly Ayers’ current work examines civil rights activism in the USA during the 1930’s and 1940’s, analysing how a variety of black workers and organisations responded to the combined rise of New Deal-era governmental activism and industrial trade unionism.

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With a special focus on cities in the urban North, this research highlights ways in which these historical developments gave black communities a chance to break down discriminatory barriers but, at the same, created an under-appreciated demand for coordinated protest activism that proved difficult to sustain.

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