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The Resource Blue Jenkins : working for workers, Julia Pferdehirt

Blue Jenkins : working for workers, Julia Pferdehirt

Label
Blue Jenkins : working for workers
Title
Blue Jenkins
Title remainder
working for workers
Statement of responsibility
Julia Pferdehirt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When William "Blue" Jenkins was only six months old, he moved with his parents from a Mississippi sharecropper's farm to the industrial city of Racine, Wisconsin with dreams of a new life. As an African-American in the pre-civil rights era, Blue came face to face with racism: the Ku Klux Klan hung a black figure in effigy from a tree in the Jenkins family's yard. Growing up, Blue knew where blacks could shop, eat, and get a job in Racine--and where they couldn't. The injustices that confronted Blue in his young life would drive his desire to make positive changes to his community and workplace in adulthood. This addition to the Badger Biographies series shares Blue Jenkins's story as it acquaints young readers with African-American and labor history. Following an all-star career as a high school football player, Blue became involved in unions through his work at Belle City Malleable. As World War II raged on, he participated in the home-front battle against discrimination in work, housing, and economic opportunity. When Blue became president of the union at Belle City, he organized blood drives and fought for safety regulations. He also helped to integrate labor union offices. In 1962, he became president of the U.A.W. National Foundry in the Midwest, and found himself in charge of 50,000 foundry union members"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pferdehirt, Julia
Dewey number
331.88092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6509.J46
LC item number
P44 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Badger biographies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jenkins, William
  • African American labor leaders
  • Labor unions
  • African Americans
  • Racine (Wis.)
  • Racine (Wis.)
  • Jenkins, William
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American labor leaders
  • African Americans
  • Labor unions
  • Race relations
  • Wisconsin
  • African American labor leaders
  • Labor unions
  • African Americans
  • Racine (Wis.)
  • Racine (Wis.)
  • African Americans
Label
Blue Jenkins : working for workers, Julia Pferdehirt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Meet Blue Jenkins.; 2. Coming Up North; 3. A New Life; 4. On and Off the Ball Field; 5. Dreams Cut Short; 6. Working Hard and Playing Hard; 7. Hard Times and Changes; 8. A Sit-Down Strike; 9. Moving Up in the Union; 10. Fighting for Equality; 11. The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Racine; 12. Last Years in the Union; 13. A Life Well Lived; Appendix: Blue Jenkins's Time Line; Glossary; Reading Group Guide and Activities; To Learn More about Blue Jenkins, Workers' Rights, and Civil Rights; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
855778478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870206573
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
56b4868a-b32d-45af-819d-9eadb7537020
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855778478
Label
Blue Jenkins : working for workers, Julia Pferdehirt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Meet Blue Jenkins.; 2. Coming Up North; 3. A New Life; 4. On and Off the Ball Field; 5. Dreams Cut Short; 6. Working Hard and Playing Hard; 7. Hard Times and Changes; 8. A Sit-Down Strike; 9. Moving Up in the Union; 10. Fighting for Equality; 11. The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Racine; 12. Last Years in the Union; 13. A Life Well Lived; Appendix: Blue Jenkins's Time Line; Glossary; Reading Group Guide and Activities; To Learn More about Blue Jenkins, Workers' Rights, and Civil Rights; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
855778478
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870206573
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
56b4868a-b32d-45af-819d-9eadb7537020
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855778478

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