Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Chicago Chapter Archives

Dates: Inclusive dates: 1972-2012
Size: 7 linear feet (14 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Collection Number: 1992/07
Provenance: Donated by Beverly Ann Sandifer, member of Chicago Chapter, CBTU, 1992. Additional donations by Beverly Ann Sandifer, 1993-2012
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Archives, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Processed by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

Organizational History

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) held its founding convention in Chicago September 23-24, 1972. More than 1,200 African American union leaders and rank and file activists, drawn from 37 different national and international unions, met to discuss the role of Black trade unionists in the U.S. labor movement, and the continuing problems of discrimination “within the house of labor.” The meeting was convened by five black union leaders—William Lucy (AFSCME), Nelson “Jack” Edwards (UAW), William Simons (Washington Teachers Union), Charles A. Hayes (UFCW), and Cleveland Robinson (Distributive Workers of America). They were alarmed that the AFL-CIO Executive Council declared itself “neutral” in the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and the Democratic Party nominee, George McGovern. They were convinced that this position would lead to the re-election of Nixon, and the continuation of policies “insensitive to the rights of workers, minorities, and the poor.”

The most important outcome of the conference was the establishment of a permanent organization, which the organizers envisioned as “a progressive forum for black workers to bring their special issues within unions as well as act as a bridge between organized labor and the black community.” The founding of CBTU followed a decade of struggles by African American workers seeking entry into previously all-white job classifications and the rise and decline of another organization representing black workers, the Negro American Labor Council (NALC).

In Chicago, the CBTU was led by Charles A. Hayes, the national vice-president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union. The Chicago chapter of the CBTU initially met at the UFCW District 1 hall at 4859 S. Wabash. They were active in union organizing campaigns, electoral politics, civil rights and anti-discrimination activity, and in community affairs. Each year the chapter sponsored an awards dinner, honoring individuals with exemplary service to the labor movement and in community work. They also sent a large delegation to the annual CBTU International Convention.

Beverly Sandifer, for many years the Chief Steward of AFSCME Local 1215 at the Chicago Public Library, has been a dedicated member of Chicago Chapter of CBTU. Beginning in 1992, she preserved and donated her collection of documents, photographs and memorabilia from Chicago Chapter and National CBTU work to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.

Sources

  • Bates, Beth Tompkins, “Coalition of Black Trade Unionists,” in Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History, ed. Eric Arnesen, New York: Routledge, 2007
  • About CBTU”, on the CBTU website
  • Foner, Philip S., Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981. New York: International Publishers, 1982

Scope and Content Note

The Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Archives documents the work of African American members of trade unions in Chicago and its metropolitan area who committed their time and energy toward the advancement of the interests of African American members of trade unions and toward building stronger relations between the trade union movement and the black community. The archives contain records of the Chicago Chapter of CBTU, participation by members of the Chicago Chapter in the annual international conventions of CBTU, in periodic meetings of CBTU Region 6, and in a variety of other civil rights and labor organizations with like-minded goals.

Series 1: Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

This series includes Chicago Chapter, CBTU notices of meetings, membership applications, financial reports, and materials promoting the chapter’s annual awards dinners. The records, which extend from 1989 through 2012, are presented in chronological order. Most of items were mailed to Beverly Sandifer, or collected by her at Chicago CBTU functions.

Series 2: National/International Conventions, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

Members of the Chicago Chapter, CBTU attended all of the annual national, or later international, CBTU conventions. At these conventions they participated in general sessions, workshops, awards ceremonies and social events. This series contains Convention Calls, Programs, Reports from the Executive Council, Chapters and Regions, Submitted Resolutions, Women’s Conference proceedings, and documents received by the delegates. Also included are handwritten notes on the conventions taken by Beverly Sandifer. This series is arranged chronologically. Items from other organizations which were available at the CBTU conventions are not included in this Series. They can be found in Series 5: Other Organizations.

Series 3: Other National CBTU Materials

Materials from national CBTU or its constituent chapters which were distributed separately from the annual convention are included in this series. They include a history and a mission statement for CBTU, copies of the “CBTU Voice,” the organization’s periodical, and a national list of CBTU chapter presidents. Of special interest is the “Report from the National Black Peoples Unity Convention (NBPUC): A National Black Economic Agenda,” held in Gary, Indiana in 2006. The items in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: CBTU Region 6

Members of the Chicago Chapter of CBTU were included in annual meetings of CBTU Region 6, a geographical region covering the upper Midwest and Great Lakes area. The meetings helped them coordinate activities broader than those in their metropolitan area. Items from the Region 6 meetings are arranged chronologically.

Series 5: Other Organizations

Materials from a wide variety of labor unions, civil rights organizations, community groups, health organizations, newspapers and magazines, and governmental agencies were collected by Chicago Chapter CBTU members at annual international CBTU conventions. These materials document the breadth of activism and interests of CBTU members. This series is arranged alphabetically.

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Container List

Series 1: Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

Box 1 Folder 1 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, “We Need You and You Need Us,” membership brochure, 1989
Box 1 Folder 2 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Affirmative Action Conference, Chicago, 1989 November 11
Box 1 Folder 3 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Recommended Slate of Officers, 1990
Box 1 Folder 4 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting, 1992 February 17
Box 1 Folder 5 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Scholarship/Membership meeting, 1993 May 12
Box 1 Folder 6 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Tribute to Jackie Vaughn (CFT), 1994 February 25
Box 1 Folder 7 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Financial Reports, 1995
Box 1 Folder 8 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner and scholarship materials, 1997 March 15
Box 1 Folder 9 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 1998 April 11
Box 1 Folder 10 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 1999 April 10
Box 1 Folder 11 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Meeting flyers, minutes and notes, 1999
Box 1 Folder 12 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2000 April 15
Box 1 Folder 13 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2001 April 21, and chapter documents, 2001
Box 1 Folder 14 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2002
Box 1 Folder 15 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, minutes and documents, 2003
Box 1 Folder 16 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, List of members, 2003
Box 1 Folder 17 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2004
Box 1 Folder 18 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2004 April 24
Box 1 Folder 19 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, “CBTU Voice,” newsletter, volume1, issue 1; volume 2, issue 2; volume 3, issue 3, 2004
Box 1 Folder 20 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership drive materials, 2004
Box 1 Folder 21 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2005
Box 1 Folder 22 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2005 April 23
Box 1 Folder 23 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2006
Box 1 Folder 24 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2007 April 21
Box 1 Folder 25 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2007
Box 1 Folder 26 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices and minutes, 2008
Box 1 Folder 27 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2009
Box 1 Folder 28 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2009 April 24
Box 1 Folder 29 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Awards dinner, 2010
Box 1 Folder 30 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Video history of the chapter, recorded on DVD by Mike Elliot, 2010 January 20
Box 1 Folder 31 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices and notes, 2010
Box 1 Folder 32 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2011
Box 1 Folder 33 Chicago Chapter, CBTU, Membership meeting notices, 2012

Series 2: National/International Conventions, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU)

Box 2 Folder 1 “Conference Report,” Founding Meeting of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Chicago, Illinois, 1972 September 23-24. Document donated by Michael Flug
Box 2 Folder 2 Program, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, May 26-29, 1989
Box 2 Folder 3 Rules and Order of Business, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 4 National Constitution and Bill of Rights, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 5 “Speeches Which Are More Than Just Words,” remarks by William Lucy, delivered at the CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 6 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 7 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 8 “Building Effective Women’s Committees,” Women’s Conference, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 9 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1989 May 26-29
Box 2 Folder 10 Program, CBTU National Convention, Chicago, 1991 May 24-27
Box 2 Folder 11 National Constitution and Bill of Rights with proposed amendments, CBTU National Convention, Chicago, 1991 May 24-27
Box 2 Folder 12 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, CBTU National Convention, Chicago, 1991 May 24-27
Box 2 Folder 13 Women’s Conference, CBTU National Convention, CBTU National Convention, Chicago, 1991 May 24-27
Box 2 Folder 14 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, CBTU National Convention, Chicago, 1991 May 24-27
Box 2 Folder 15 Program, CBTU National Convention, Los Angeles, 1992 May 21-25
Box 2 Folder 16 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Los Angeles, 1992 May 21-25
Box 2 Folder 17 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Los Angeles, 1992 May 21-25
Box 2 Folder 18 Women’s Conference, CBTU National Convention, Los Angeles, 1992 May 21-25
Box 2 Folder 19 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Los Angeles, 1992 May 21-25
Box 2 Folder 20 Program, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-31
Box 2 Folder 21 National Constitution and Bill of Rights with proposed amendments, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-31
Box 2 Folder 22 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-3
Box 3 Folder 1 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-31
Box 3 Folder 2 Women’s Conference, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-31
Box 3 Folder 3 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 1993 May 27-31
Box 3 Folder 4 Program, CBTU National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1994 May 26-30
Box 3 Folder 5 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1994 May 26-30
Box 3 Folder 6 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1994 May 26-30
Box 3 Folder 7 Women’s Conference, CBTU National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1994 May 26-30
Box 3 Folder 8 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1994 May 26-30
Box 3 Folder 9 Program, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1995 May 25-29
Box 3 Folder 10 Constitution and Bill of Rights with Proposed Amendments, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1995 May 25-29
Box 3 Folder 11 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1995 May 25-29
Box 3 Folder 12 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1995 May 25-29
Box 3 Folder 13 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Detroit, 1995 May 25-29
Box 4 Folder 1 Program, CBTU National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1996 May 23-27
Box 4 Folder 2 Constitution and Bill of Rights with Proposed Amendments, CBTU National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1996 May 23-27
Box 4 Folder 3 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1996 May 23-27
Box 4 Folder 4 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1996 May 23-27
Box 4 Folder 5 Convention documents and notes, CBTU National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 1996 May 23-27
Box 4 Folder 6 Program, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 7 Constitution and Bill of Rights with Proposed Amendments, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 8 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 9 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 10 National Women’s Committee Awards Luncheon, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 11 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 12 Action Plan and Resolutions for 1997-1998, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1997 May 21-26
Box 4 Folder 13 Program, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 4 Folder 14 Constitution and Proposed Amendments, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 4 Folder 15 Executive Council report, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 4 Folder 16 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 4 Folder 17 Women’s Committee Awards luncheon, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 4 Folder 18 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Minneapolis, 1998
Box 5 Folder 1 Program, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1999 May 26-31
Box 5 Folder 2 Proposed Amendments to CBTU Constitution, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1999 May 26-31
Box 5 Folder 3 Executive Council Report, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1999 May 26-31
Box 5 Folder 4 Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1999 May 26-31
Box 5 Folder 5 Convention Documents, CBTU National Convention, New Orleans, 1999 May 26-31
Box 5 Folder 6 Program, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 2000 May 24-29
Box 5 Folder 7 Executive Council Report, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 2000 May 24-29
Box 5 Folder 8 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 2000 May 24-29
Box 5 Folder 9 Convention Documents, CBTU National Convention, Atlanta, 2000 May 24-29
Box 5 Folder 10 International Constitution, CBTU International Convention, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2001 May 23-28
Box 5 Folder 11 Executive Council Report, CBTU International Convention, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2001 May 23-28
Box 5 Folder 12 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2001 May 23-28
Box 5 Folder 13 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 2001May 23-28
Box 5 Folder 14 Program, CBTU National Convention, Las Vegas, 2002 May 22-27
Box 5 Folder 15 Executive Council Report, CBTU National Convention, Las Vegas, 2002 May 22-27
Box 5 Folder 16 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU National Convention, Las Vegas, 2002 May 22-27
Box 5 Folder 17 Election flyers, CBTU National Convention, Las Vegas, 2002 May 22-27
Box 5 Folder 18 Convention documents, CBTU National Convention, Las Vegas, 2002 May 22-27
Box 5 Folder 19 Program, CBTU International Convention, San Francisco, 2003 May 21-26
Box 5 Folder 20 Executive Council Report, CBTU International Convention, San Francisco, 2003 May 21-26
Box 5 Folder 21 Constitution, CBTU International Convention, San Francisco, 2003 May 21-26
Box 5 Folder 22 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, San Francisco, 2003 May 21-26
Box 5 Folder 23 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, San Francisco, 2003 May 21-26
Box 6 Folder 1 Program, CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 6 Folder 2 Executive Council Report, including Chapters and Regions, CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 6 Folder 3 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 6 Folder 4 “National Women’s Committee Newsletter,” CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 6 Folder 5 “Convention Daily,” CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 6 Folder 6 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2004 May 26-31
Box 7 Folder 1 Pre-Convention Materials, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 2 Program, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 3 Proposed Constitutional Amendments, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 4 Report of the Executive Council, Chapters and Regions, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 5 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 6 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, Phoenix, 2005 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 7 Convention Call, CBTU International Convention, Orlando, 2006 May 24-29
Box 7 Folder 8 Executive Council, Chapters and Regions, CBTU International Convention, Orlando, 2006 May 24-29
Box 7 Folder 9 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Orlando, 2006 May 24-29
Box 7 Folder 10 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, Orlando, 2006 May 24-29
Box 7 Folder 11 Pre-Convention materials, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 12 Program, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 13 National and International Constitution, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 14 Executive Council, Chapter and Regions, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 15 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 16 National Women’s Conference, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, May 23-28, 2007
Box 7 Folder 17 Convention notes written by Beverly Sandifer, AFSCME Local 1215, CBTU International Convention, Chicago, 2007 May 23-28
Box 7 Folder 18 Convention Call, CBTU International Convention, St. Louis, 2008 May 21-26
Box 7 Folder 19 Convention Program, CBTU International Convention, St. Louis, 2008 May 21-26
Box 7 Folder 20 Executive Council, Chapters and Regions, CBTU International Convention, St. Louis, 2008 May 21-26
Box 7 Folder 21 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, St. Louis, 2008 May 21-26
Box 7 Folder 22 Convention Documents and Notes, CBTU International Convention, St. Louis, 2008 May 21-26
Box 7 Folder 23 Pre-Convention materials, CBTU International Convention, Atlanta, 2009 May 20-25
Box 7 Folder 24 Pre-Convention materials, CBTU International Convention, Detroit, 2010 May 26-31
Box 7 Folder 25 Program, CBTU International Convention, Las Vegas, 2011 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 26 Submitted Resolutions, CBTU International Convention, Las Vegas, 2011 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 27 Executive Council and Chapter Presidents Reports, CBTU International Convention, Las Vegas, 2011 May 25-30
Box 7 Folder 28 Convention Documents, CBTU International Convention, Las Vegas, 2011 May 25-30

Series 3: Other National CBTU Materials

Box 8 Folder 1 CBTU National brochure, 1992
Box 8 Folder 2 List of CBTU chapters, 1997
Box 8 Folder 3 CBTU Mission Statement, 1997 May
Box 8 Folder 4 “CBTU News,” National CBTU office, 1999 May and 2000 May
Box 8 Folder 5 CBTU statement, “The Genesis of a Giant,” 1999
Box 8 Folder 6 Summary of White House briefing for CBTU, 1999
Box 8 Folder 7 Mississippi CBTU chapter report, 2003
Box 8 Folder 8 “CBTU Voice,” National CBTU office, 2003 – 2005
Box 8 Folder 9 Report from the National Black Peoples Unity Convention (NBPUC): A National Black Economic Agenda,” Gary, Indiana, 2006 March 9-12. The NBPUC was a project of the CBTU
Box 8 Folder 10 National CBTU office, Letters to members, 2008-2012
Box 8 Folder 11 National CBTU brochure, undated
Box 8 Folder 12 Northern California CBTU chapter, Brochure, [nod.]
Box 8 Folder 13 CBTU national list of chapter presidents, [nod.]
Box 8 Folder 14 National CBTU form, “Update Information,” [nod.]

Series 4: CBTU Region 6

Box 8 Folder 15 Conference documents, CBTU Region 6, 1994-1996
Box 8 Folder 16 Conference documents, CBTU Region 6, 2000
Box 8 Folder 17 Conference documents, CBTU Region 6, 2002-2006
Box 8 Folder 18 Conference documents, CBTU Region 6, 2008-2011

Series 5: Other Organizations

Box 9 Folder 1 Other Organizations, AFL-CIO, 1992-1999
Box 9 Folder 2 Other Organizations, AFL-CIO, 2000-2004
Box 9 Folder 3 Other Organizations, AFSCME, 1988-1997
Box 9 Folder 4 Other Organizations, AFSCME, 2000-2005, undated
Box 9 Folder 5 Other Organizations, AFT, 1996-2003
Box 9 Folder 6 Other Organizations, Americans for Ballot Freedom, undated
Box 9 Folder 7 Other Organizations, A.P. Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 2004
Box 9 Folder 8 Other Organizations, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, 2001
Box 9 Folder 9 Other Organizations, “The Black Commentator”, 2004
Box 9 Folder 10 Other Organizations, Black Congressional Caucus, 1989
Box 9 Folder 11 Other Organizations, Black Leadership Forum Coalition, 2000
Box 9 Folder 12 Other Organizations, Bureau of the Census, 1999-2000
Box 9 Folder 13 Other Organizations, Centers for Disease Control, 2003
Box 9 Folder 14 Other Organizations, Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), 1999
Box 9 Folder 15 Other Organizations, Communications Workers of America (CWA), 1999
Box 9 Folder 16 Other Organizations, Congressional Black Caucus, 1999-2003
Box 9 Folder 17 Other Organizations, Detroit Association of Black Organizations, 1989
Box 9 Folder 18 Other Organizations, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 1995
Box 9 Folder 19 Other Organizations, Hood Furniture Workers [Jackson, Mississippi], 1993
Box 9 Folder 20 Other Organizations, “Minority and Female Business Enterprise,” State of Illinois, 1988
Box 9 Folder 21 Other Organizations, Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, 2003
Box 9 Folder 22 Other Organizations, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 1990
Box 9 Folder 23 Other Organizations, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Local 728, 2000
Box 9 Folder 24 Other Organizations, “Labor Today,” 1989
Box 9 Folder 25 Other Organizations, Laundry Workers flyer, undated
Box 9 Folder 26 Other Organizations, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1992, undated
Box 9 Folder 27 Other Organizations, National Council of Negro Women, undated
Box 9 Folder 28 Other Organizations, Paper, Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Union, 1999-2004
Box 9 Folder 29 Other Organizations, “Progressive Grocer,” 2001
Box 9 Folder 30 Other Organizations, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, undated
Box 9 Folder 31 Other Organizations, Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), 1992-1999
Box 9 Folder 32 Other Organizations, Stand for Children, 1996
Box 9 Folder 33 Other Organizations, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), 1998
Box 9 Folder 34 Other Organizations, United Automobile Workers (UAW), 2003, undated
Box 9 Folder 35 Other Organizations, United Farm Workers, undated
Box 9 Folder 36 Other Organizations, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), 1992-1999
Box 9 Folder 37 Other Organizations, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), 2000-2004, undated
Box 9 Folder 38 Other Organizations, University and College Labor Education Association, 1991
Box 9 Folder 39 Other Organizations, Brochure from “We Do The Work Films” (includes film on 1990 Delta Pride Catfish strike), 1993
Box 9 Folder 40 Other Organizations, Women of Color Partnership, 1993

Series 6: Photographs

Box 10 001 Portrait of Cynthia McKinney, Member of U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), circa 1993
Box 10 002 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Beverly Sandifer selling CBTU shirts and souvenirs, 1998
Box 10 003 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Jurdine Rutledge and Lucinda Samuel, 1998
Box 10 004 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: John Rayburn, Nina Sandifer and Rosie Carter, 1998
Box 10 005 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Will Duncan and Rosie Carter, 1998
Box 10 006 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Charles Spencer (from International Longshoremen’s Association in Miami0, Beverly Sandifer and Will Duncan, 1998
Box 10 007 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Rosie Carter, Lucinda Samuel, and Judy Smith, 1998
Box 10 008 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Jurdine Rutledge, 1998
Box 10 009 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Michelle Eiland, 1998
Box 10 010 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Rochelle Parker, AFSCME Local 654 at the piano, 1998
Box 10 011 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Harold Rogers, Dolores Wasmund and Bob Simpson, 1998
Box 10 012 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rosie Carter and Beverly Sandifer, 1998
Box 10 013 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Rosie Cariter, 1998
Box 10 014 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Danielle Hill, 1998
Box 10 015 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: singer at CBTU Gospel Fest, 1998
Box 10 016 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: singer at CBTU Gospel Fest, 1998
Box 10 017 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: singer at CBTU Gospel Fest, 1998
Box 10 018 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: singer at CBTU Gospel Fest
Box 10 019 CBTU Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota: singer at CBTU Gospel Fest, 1998
Box 10 020 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: (center) Barney Franklin, President, AFSCME Local 2946, 1999
Box 10 021 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Will Duncan, Bill Lucy, on panel at General Session, 1999
Box 10 022 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Pat Ford, Will Duncan, Bill Lucy, on panel at General Session, 1999
Box 10 023 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Roxie Hinton, AFSCME Local 1215 Youth Committee, speaks on Resolution #15, 1999
Box 10 024 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: John Rayburn, Sr., CBTU AFSCME Local 1215 Youth Committee, speaks on Resolution #15, 1999
Box 10 025 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Michelle Eiland and Jan Brooks among delegates at General Session, 1999
Box 10 026 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: protest supporting right to organize by Avondale Metal Company workers, 1999
Box 10 027 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Beverly Sandifer with Anthony Hill, Secretary-Treasurer of Florida AFL-CIO at Avondale Metal Company protest, 1999
Box 10 028 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: protest supporting right to organize by Avondale Metal Company workers, 1999
Box 10 029 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Shemida Eiland, Elishama Eiland, Danette Love, Roxie Hinton, Jonathan Carter, John Rayburn and Ciera Sandifer, AFSCME Local 1215 youth members at protest supporting right to organize by Avondale Metal Company workers, 1999
Box 10 030 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Beverly Sandifer and Barbara Washington at rally for Avondale workers, 1999
Box 10 031 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: CBTU members relax after Avondale protest, 1999
Box 10 032 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: at Avondale Metal Company protest, marchers hold signs with names of two deceased Avondale workers, 1999
Box 10 033 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Rosie Carter, Pamela Sorrell, and Carl Sorrell, Sr., at Avondale rally, 1999
Box 10 034 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: John Rayburn, Nina Sandifer, Gwen Johnson Mason, Roxie Hinton, 1999
Box 10 035 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Future CBTU youth Bebe Rayburn, John Lee Rayburn and Ceara Sandifer, pose with driver after riding St. Charles trolley,
Box 10 036 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: Portia Love, Danette Love, Roxie Hinton, Mario Weatherall, John Rayburn, Sr., 1999
Box 10 037 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: CBTU Youth members, Roxie Hinton, Mario Weatherall, Gwenette Johnson Mason, 1999
Box 10 038 CBTU Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana: CBTU youth members Ceara Sandifer, Beverly Rayburn, John L. Rayburn, Jr., Elishma Eiland, Shemida Eiland, 1999
Box 10 039 Chicago CBTU Awards Banquet: Timuel Black and Beverly Sandifer, 2004 April 24
Box 10 040 Chicago CBTU Awards Banquet: Beverly Sandifer and Jan Brooks, 2004 April 24
Box 10 041 CBTU Convention, Atlanta, Georgia: Rose Dailey, Harold Rogers, Bob Simpson, 2004
Box 10 042 CBTU Convention, Atlanta, Georgia: Beverly Sandifer working at registration table, 2004
Box 10 043 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Group singing at convention, 2004
Box 10 044 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Rosie Carter and Lolita Griffin, 2004
Box 10 045 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Rose Dailey on podium, 2004
Box 10 046 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Rose Dailey and Beverly Sandifer, 2004
Box 10 047 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Timuel Black signing his new book, “Bridges of Memory,” 2004
Box 10 048 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Beverly Sandifer with Timuel Black, 2004
Box 10 049 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Beverly Sandifer and grandchildren with Timuel Black (singing book), 2004
Box 10 050 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: two unidentified women, 2004
Box 10 051 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Nina Sandifer, 2004
Box 10 052 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Couple with child in audience, 2004
Box 10 053 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Nina Sandifer (youth delegate), 2004
Box 10 054 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Ceara Sandifer at registration booth (giving out packets), 2004
Box 10 055 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: Beverly Sandifer, Ceara Sandifer, Nina Rayburn, 2004
Box 10 056 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 057 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour,2004
Box 10 058 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 059 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 060 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 061 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King National Historic Site, 2004
Box 10 062 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, inside Ebenezer Church, 2004
Box 10 063 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, inside Ebenezer Church, 2004
Box 10 064 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 065 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 066 CBTU Convention Atlanta, Georgia: King Center Tour, 2004
Box 10 067 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Lolita Griffin, Mina Duarte, Jan Brooks, Rosie Carter, Beverly Sandifer, Veyshon Edmond, Michelle Eiland, Ceara Sandifer, 2005
Box 10 068 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Rolita Howard on her 65th birthday, 2005
Box 10 069 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Rose Dailey, 2005
Box 10 070 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Bill Lcy and Ron Rentiford, 2005
Box 10 071 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: William Simon and Ceara Sandifer, 2005
Box 10 072 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Malik Swanson, 2005
Box 10 073 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Michelle Eiland, Rosie Carter, Jan Brooks, Lolita Griffin and Mina Duarte at Corona Ranch Rodeo, 2005
Box 10 074 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Rosie Carter and Michelle Eiland with “Five Studs”, 2005
Box 10 075 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Veyshon Edmond and Beverly Sandifer, 2005
Box 10 076 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: “Five Studs” from Connecticut at the Rodeo, 2005
Box 10 077 CBTU Convention Phoenix, Arizona: Beverly Sandifer and Ceara Sandifer, 2005

Series 7: Memorabilia

Box 11 This box contains about 20 memorabilia items, all of them CBTU tote bags and T-shirts, plus one CBTU convention poster from the organization’s meeting in Chicago, 1991
Box 12 This box contains more than 25 memorabilia items, all of them directly linked to CBTU member Beverly Sandifer. The items include convention ID badges, CBTU membership cards, and Sergeant-at arms credentials.
Box 13 This box contains more than 50 memorabilia items, including a wide assortment of souvenirs from CBTU and local host city sources. Also included are brochures and flyers from tourist attractions near the convention site.
Box 14 This box contains about 20 memorabilia items, including CBTU buttons, souvenirs and curios.
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