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Social Activism in NC: Black Workers for Justice

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Using archival footage, newspaper articles, photographs and clips from an oral history interview with Angaza Laughinghouse, this short video tells a brief history of Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ). BWFJ is BWFJ is an "organization of Black workers formed in 1981 out of a struggle led by Black women workers at a K-mart store in Rocky Mount, North Carolina against race and gender discrimination." The video was produced and edited by Duke University student Lauren Gerald as part of the Spring 2014 Video for Social Change course at the Center for Documentary Studies. Quoted text from the Black Workers for Justice website, http://blackworkersforjustice.org/about-us/