William P. Jones

William P. Jones

William P. Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota and vice president of the Labor and Working Class History Association. An expert on race and labor in the twentieth-century United States, he is author of two award-winning books, The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South (2005) and The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights (2013). Jones has been a guest on the PBS Newshour, npr’s "The Takeaway," and Democracy Now! He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Nation, and other publications. He is currently writing a book on public employees and the transformation of the U.S. economy after World War II.

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Twitter: @willpjones3.

Lectures

  • Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Labor Rights in the Age of Trump *
  • Race and Class in the Age of Trump *
  • The Spirit of Memphis: Public Employees and the Dignity of Labor


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.