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William P. Jones

William P. Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and the author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.

  • LaborOctober 7, 2019

    The Workers That Built America

    A new book puts the black working class at the center of American history.

    William P. Jones

  • April 5, 2018

    The Missed Opportunity of the Kerner Report

    A new history recovers the forgotten legacy and radical implications of the Kerner Commission.

    William P. Jones

  • LaborNovember 13, 2008

    Obama’s New Deal

    Obama has an opportunity to further racial and economic justice by fusing the New Deal and civil rights traditions.

    William P. Jones

  • LaborJanuary 11, 2006

    Working-Class Hero

    While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.

    William P. Jones

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