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The mission of the Southern Labor Studies Association is to promote the study, teaching, and preservation of the history of southern labor by activities that:

  • Encourage dialogue and discussion about key issues and events relevant to the past and present of labor in the U.S. South;
  • Enhance connections between academics and labor activists in the U.S. South;
  • Organize the Southern Labor Studies Conference as well as sessions on southern labor and working-class history at other venues;
  • Connect graduate students working on southern labor and working-class studies with one another and advanced scholars within and across academic disciplines;
  • Promote the preservation of materials related to southern labor and working class history;
  • Promote working-class history in public school curricula and provide resources for public school teachers.

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CONTACT Southern Labor Studies Association 

c/o Erik Gellman, SLSA/UNC Liaison

Department of History

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

102 Emerson Drive, CB #3195

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195

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