History Lecture April 7th

History Lecture April 7th - Lost Revolutions: North...

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Lost Revolutions: North Carolina in the 1940s and 50s I. New Possibilities A. FTA and the unionization of black workers at RJR, 1943-44 B. Wagner Act (1935) -- the broker state in action C. WWII 1. a war for democracy and new experiences abroad 2. Japanese & German propaganda II. Resurgent Politics of Race A. Cold War anti-communism B. Graham-Smith senate race of 1950 C. decertification of FTA, 1950 Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers (FTA) National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit (1958) J. Melville Broughton Kerr Scott Willis Smith Frank Porter Graham Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938) Jesse Helms Harry Truman Committee on Civil Rights (1946-47) To Secure These Rights (1947) New Deal Vision of Federal Gov’t and Roosevelt’s new plan This is the time of modern civil rights movements, when the white south failed rather miserably to seize the opportunity to be dominant. Issues of race/democracy – continued to be intertwined Civil Rights… when did it start? o
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