Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, August 8, 1902:  Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local union, as their president.  He was the first African-American elected to that leadership post in St. Paul and, many believe, the first anywhere in the nation.

Today in labor history, August 8, 1902:  Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local union, as their president.  He was the first African-American elected to that leadership post in St. Paul and, many believe, the first anywhere in the nation.

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