Item no. 22084
|Collection: Wagner Labor Archives|
The speaker on the podium at the 1948 May Day parade is an African-American, symbolic of the fact that a major thrust of the parades during this period dealt with the struggle against racism, including the passage of anti-lynching and other civil rights legislation. Note the military caps and other regalia worn by platform guards to affirm the patriotism of the parade participants.
NYC Central Labor Council collection.