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African Americans in the Workforce: Home

Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

African Americans--Employment

Blacks --United States --Employment

Discrimination in employment --United States

Spotlight Books

Microform and Electronic Archival Sources

Black workers in the era of the great migration, 1916-1925
   25 microfilm reels
   Location: (RECAP) MICROFILM 05597
   [View Catalog Record]

Black workers in the era of the great migration, 1916-1929  [Princeton only]

New Deal Agencies and Black America [Princeton only]

Records of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Series A, Holdings of the Chicago Historical Society and the Newberry Library, 1925-1969
   50 microfilm reels
   (RECAP) MICROFILM 11720
   Guide to accompany microform, Location: Firestone Microforms Services (FilmB) HD6515.R362 B76
   [View Catalog Record]

Electronic version [Princeton only]:

Part 1: Records of the BSCP, 1925-1969

Part 2: Records of the Ladies Auxiliary of the BSCP, 1931-1968

Part 3: Records of the BSCP Relations with the Pullman Company, 1925-1968

Statistics

The black labor force in the recovery 

U.S. Dept. of Labor, 2011

Covers the period of the Great Recession.

Changes in state unemployment rates by race and ethnicity (from 4th quarter 2007 to 4th quarter 2015)

Economic Policy Institute

Color-based Charges

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

"Total number of charges filed and resolved under Title VII alleging color-based discrimination." Fiscal years from 1992 to present.

Monthly Black Worker Report

 UC Berkeley Labor Center (note: ceased with December 2013 report)