Jesse Johnson, a retired sergeant first class, was a leader in a local union. He describes his early experiences and how the United States changed after he came back from the war in Korea. He also mentions the riots that occurred in the 1960s, which changed Clevelanders' perception of race relations. He describes various injustices in workplaces and housing. He also describes what it was like being an African American regional leader of a union, and the various battles he fought in order to achieve a level playing field for his constituents.
Johnson, Jesse (interviewee)
Taylor, Katherine (interviewer)
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"Jesse Johnson Interview, 6 August 2013" (2013). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 990057.