Black Consumers, Workers, and Civil Rights
In this episode, Dr. Katherine Parkin, Professor of History at Monmouth University interviews Dr. Traci Parker, Associate Professor in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Parker is a scholar of women’s history, racism, class, labor, capitalism, and consumer culture. Lizabeth Cohen called her first book, Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s, "fascinating" and Victoria Wolcott heralds it as a "powerful and largely untold story." In addition to talking about consumers and workers and civil rights, Parker also shares some of her new research, exploring marriage in the Black power movement. This show can be listened to on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts including on Spotify and Stitcher.