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Gateway to Equality

Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis (Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twen)

Keona K. Ervin


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Like most of the nation during the 1930s, St. Louis, Missouri, was caught in the stifling grip of the Great Depression. For the next thirty years, the "Gateway City" continued to experience significant urban decline as its population swelled and the area's industries stagnated. Over these decades, many African American citizens in the region found themselves struggling financially and fighting for access to profitable jobs and suitable working conditions. To combat ingrained racism, crippling.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813168838, 294pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2017

About the Author

Keona K. Ervin is associate professor of history at the University of Missouri.