Item no. 22011
|Occupation: Retail and wholesale - department stores, grocery stores, warehouses|
|Collection: Wagner Labor Archives|
Union baseball team in civil rights march. Activism was part of Local 65's way of life, as it was for many unions--a "culture of solidarity" centered around the union hall but always looking outward. Here "65ers" in their United Warehouse and Wholesale Workers Union baseball uniforms march to admit Negroes to big league baseball.
Image from the District 65 Collection, NYU Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, photograph by a member of the District 65 Camera Club.
See this image in the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives exhibit.