One small groundswell in NC's union history may have set the pace for sweeping change within the local civil rights movement. In 1943, African American leaf workers initiated a sit-down strike at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company during the height of Jim Crow. Local 22 proved to be a model for other interracial labor movements that were to follow in the South during the 1940s. This discussion about Winston-Salem's own Local 22 will feature an amazing panel of speakers including Will Cox, Linda Sutton and Dr. Larry Little.
Admission to the New Winston Museum and Salon Series events are free, donations are strongly encouraged. The New Winston Museum is located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Overflow parking available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot. Call 336.724.2842 for more information.