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STATEMENT ON SILENT SAM CONFEDERATE MONUMENT 

The Southern Labor Studies Association stands in solidarity with the September 6, 2018 statement of the UNC Black Faculty in regards to the Confederate monument Silent Sam. We also stand with graduate student workers, who, in recent days and months, have done the vital work of connecting labor and racial injustice at UNC-Chapel Hill. As an organization that encourages dialogue and discussion about key issues and events relevant to the past and present of labor in the U.S. South and seeks to enhance connections between academics and labor activists in the U.S. South, a monument to a regime dedicated to the subjugation of labor has no place on any campus. We encourage other academic organizations and university departments to take a public stand on this issue.

The Officers and Board of the Southern Labor Studies Association
December 2018



NEW WORKING HISTORY PODCAST: 
“Slavery and Memory"

On SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle, Professors of History at California State University, Fresno, discuss their co-authored book, Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, competing narratives about slavery in the South, and the fraught history of race, memory and memorialization in the region. 

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JAMES WALL RECEIVES 2018 ROBERT H. ZIEGER PRIZE IN SOUTHERN LABOR STUDIES


Congratulations to James B. Wall, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Georgia, who was awarded the 2018 Southern Labor Studies Association's Robert H. Zieger Award in Southern Labor Studies. The award committee noted that Wall's essay, "'Boss is Still Boss': Johnson v. City of Albany and the Fight for Affirmative Action in the Black Belt," demonstrated a powerful blend of rigorous 
research, compelling argumentation, and concern for social justice."




WORKING HISTORY PODCAST"Revisioning the American Past through African American and Latinx History" 

On SLSA's October episode of the Working History podcast, Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor and Director of Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida, discusses his most recent book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States, the myth of American exceptionalism, and globalizing America's past.

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CONTACT Southern Labor Studies Association 

c/o Evan Bennett, Treasurer

Department of History

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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