The Role of the National Negro Labor Council in the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Because the NNLC never regarded itself as an alternative union and because it had won the first steps on the road to major changes, by 1956, the organization's membership saw a separate organization as no longer necessary. It had weathered severe anti-Communist political repression and ostracism to become one of the most important, if short-lived civil rights organizations in US history.

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