photo of Mike Flug, Columbia CORE, leading demonstration

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Title

photo of Mike Flug, Columbia CORE, leading demonstration

Description

This is a1964 photo of Columbia CORE's Mike Flug (center, on stage, in overcoat) leading a demonstration to support the right of cafeteria workers at Columbia to unionize. He was married to chapter chairman Jemera Rone Flug at the time.

Flug, who was Jewish and originally from NYC, had been in CORE since 1960. He worked in Mississippi and later Maryland with black women low-wage workers to establish the first chapter of the Maryland Freedom Union in 1966. His article, “Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s: The Case of the Maryland Freedom Union,” is often cited by civil rights scholars.

He later became a senior archivist for the Chicago Public Library. He worked with the ‘largest collection of African-American history and literature in the Midwest’.*

* Chicago Tribune, August 09, 2010

Source

Columbia Spectator, Dec. 18, 1964

Publisher

Columbia Spectator

Date

Dec. 7, 1964

Coverage

Columbia University, 1964

Files

Citation

“photo of Mike Flug, Columbia CORE, leading demonstration ,” corenyc.org, accessed April 25, 2017, http://corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/235.