Local 73 Leaders Reflect on the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

James Phipps Greenville Air Force Base Sit In

To celebrate Black History Month, Local 73 interviewed two members about the Civil Rights Movement and how labor unions can advance the fight for racial and economic justice. Civil Rights veteran James Phipps organized in rural Mississippi with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. Pastor Milton Shelby has been a church leader for nearly 30 years.

Watch Phipps discuss the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, and Shelby share how the Black Church served as the foundation for the largest movement in American history.