Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



The study of the Negro Longshoreman in Houston is both a pioneer as well as a provocative study. It attempts to describe his conditions, educational background, wages, hours and job situations. It even delves into his community relationships and shows the part he plays in the general uplift or degradation of his community. Little has teen done, obviously, in portraying the role of organized Negroes in general and practically no research has been carried out regarding Negro longshoremen in Houston. To meet the need for a thorough investigation of Negro longshoremen in Houston this study has been undertaken. The keen desire to investigate and get direct contact with the Negro longshoremen in Houston led to the choice of this subject and induced the belief that in this section labor conditions will not improve unless more scientific studies are made.

It is my sincerest desire that the strong points and the weaknesses in labor organizations and policies revealed in this thesis may be seen, re-investigated and acted upon by those who may ably and conscientously work them out.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S. E. Warren


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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