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Labor History: Desegregating Unions during WWII
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While CIO unions were committed to organizing all workers, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender, and had a relatively good record on civil rights, most AFL craft unions engaged in a variety of discriminatory practices. Consequently, although the expanded job market resulting from the wartime industrial boom in...
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Labor History: Furniture Workers
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Mexicans first gained employment in the furniture industry in the late 1910s. While it is unclear whether they were primarily U.S. citizens or immigrants, it is clear that they were often restricted to low-paying, undesirable jobs. By 1925, when Los Angeles had become the nation's fourth largest furniture manufact...
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Labor History: Garment Workers
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Starting in the early 20th century, women worked in both men's and women's garment manufacturing, and were members of the unions that eventually represented these two industries. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America represented the workers in the men's clothing industry and aligned immediately with the newl...
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Long Beach Area History: Petroleum Entrepreneurs
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The development of southern California oil fields in the 1920s attracted people from all over the country who were hoping to strike it rich. Although most of them didn't, some became successful by supplying equipment to drillers, buying and selling petroleum products and drilling wells for speculators.
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Southeast Asian History: Cambodian Life Histories
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Starting in the late 1970s, after the fall of Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian population of Long Beach swelled and the city became home to the largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia. The origins of the Cambodian community in Long Beach, however, date back to the late 1950s, when an exchange program brought st...
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Women's History: Asian American Women's Movement Activists
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Although not widely known outside the Asian community or among feminist activists and scholars outside of the Los Angeles area, there was a thriving, militant Asian American women's movement in southern California starting in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Like other movements among feminists of color, it both grew o...
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Women's History: Chicana Feminists
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Chicana feminists in Southern California engaged in a range of groups and activities, both on college campuses and in their communities - often both. Regardless of the specifics of their politics or focus, most were initially politicized in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s
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Women's History: Los Angeles Feminists
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While some 1960s/1970s women’s movements in Los Angeles were inextricably linked to ethnic or national communities and movements, many White Anglo women from different communities came together to participate in groups that, taken together, was often referred to as “the women’s liberation movement.” These...
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Women's History: Suffragists
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With the ratification of the 19th amendment in August, 1920, woman's suffrage was granted to most women in the United States. This marked the culmination of a long organized struggle that began at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. For the next seventy two years, women participated in a host of organizations and...
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Labor History: Oil Workers
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The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
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