79 results found for: subject:"African Americans--Employment"

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1923 July 30

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Alva C. Rucker

Commenting on opportunities for African American public accountants and thanking Rucker for his letter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Dec. 28

Opportunities for work manifesto

Lists types of work for "our group," most likely black Americans. Speculates on how many of the group are successful, and future plans to improve work prospects.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Oct. 27

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to United States Department on Labor

New York (N.Y.) - Explaining that he and W. E. B. Du Bois are working on a project concerning the "Negro" in American labor and would like material on the diversity of employment of "colored workers."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944

Fragment of report on Fair Employment practices

- Pages 95-96 of a report on racially unjust employment practices in the United States by region; assessing the inequalities in earnings evidenced in the "average hourly wages of Negroes and white workers in building trades"; and citing from Frank P. Graham's 1943 opinion in the case of Southport Petroleum Co. vs. Oil Workers' International Union.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 July 21

Chicago Whip

Letter from The Chicago Whip to Julius Rosenwald

Chicago (Ill.) - Copy of a letter concerning employment of African Americans at Sears.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1897 May 5

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to United States Bureau of Labor [fragment]

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fragment of a letter to Carroll D. Wright of the U.S. Department of Labor, for an investigation of the industrial development of the Negro. Proposes two plans of study, one preferable and one feasible.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 Mar. 17

Smith, Louis T.

Letter from Louis T. Smith to W. E. B. Du Bois

Lexington (Ky.) - Appealing to Du Bois and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for assistance in filing grievances with the Massie family of Owensboro (Ky.) for mistreatment and slander. Accounts work history and Smith's goals for a college education. Reports the advances of Robert Massie and attempts to have Smith enter into sexual relations with Mrs. Massie.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Aug.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Negro gainful workers in selected occupations for the Periods 1920 and 1940

New York (N.Y.) - Illustrating frequency and distribution of "Negro" employment in the fields of agriculture, domestic service, manufacturing, transportation, trade, professional and public service, and clerical work, for the years 1920 and 1940, based on U.S. census data, for use in W. E. B. Du Bois's "Negro in American History" course at the New School.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Apr. 14

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Hughetta Evans

New York (N.Y.) - Suggesting Wesley's "Negro labor" for a book on African Americans employment in industry.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

Negro occupations, U.S.A.

Uses percentages to show the occupations of black Americans. Includes a drawing.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers