February 07, 2019

Dr Traci Parker Reclaiming History “The Department Store and the Freedom Movement Part 1

Lovonia Mallory in another segment of Reclaiming History entitled The Departement Store and the Freedom Movement Part 1, talks with Dr.Traci Parker is an Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago in 2013. Parker is currently completing her book manuscript entitled Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights. Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores and its neglected role in the mid-twentieth century black freedom movement.

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