Related Issues: Civil Rights

Historic telegrams found at union
NYHTC, June 7, 2011 - Recently, a union staff member discovered four historic telegrams, dating back to March 1965, documenting our union's early involvement in the civil rights movement. The telegrams were sent by our union at the request of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after the murder, in Selma, Alabama, of Rev. James Reeb by a racist white mob. [more...]

NYHTC at the 1963 March on Washington
NYHTC, February 17, 2010 - The 1963 March on Washington is one of the most celebrated moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Organized by a coalition of civil rights organizations and progressive unions, the march brought over 200,000 people from around the country to support the passage of civil rights legislation. [more...]