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William P. Jones
William P. Jones, author of The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South, is associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He is writing a book titled The New Color of Class: Race and Inequality in the Service Economy.
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.