Black History Month Reflections: 'You Don't Understand Me, My Son and I Will Eat Here Today'

February 12, 2014

This month, workers are reflecting on Black History Month and strides being made to ensure everyone has access to civil and workplace rights. 

James Gibbs, a third-generation coal miner from southwestern Virginia and an at-large international vice president of the Mine Workers (UMWA), shares a story today about his mother standing up to a prejudiced restaurant owner who initially refused to serve the mother and son. 

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