In conclusion, I feel that Square D was a company that women could go to work for and not fear being discriminated against.  To listen to these two women speak, you would think almost that gender discrimination didn’t happen in the late 50’s and 60’s.  While I do not have any proof to say that all factories in Lexington at the time were like this, I can certainly say without a doubt that Square D was for the most part an equal opportunist.  I came into this project expecting to be appalled and disgusted at the treatment of these Kentucky women of the civil rights era that I was so blessed to interview, but in the end I must say that I was wrong.  Not everyone was treated poorly.

Recommended Resources:
Griffith, Barbara S. The Crisis of American Labor. Philidephia: Temple University Press, 1988.
Rosswurm, Steve. The CIO’s Left-Led Unions. Steve Rosswurm. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Zieger, Robert H. and Gall, Gilbert J. American Workers, American Unions. 3 ed. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1986.
“U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis.” (accessed 11/22/2010).
“Kentucky Economic Development Guide.” (accessed 11/22/10).
“Chronology of Major Planning and Growth Management Actions in Lexington, KY.” (accessed 11/22/10).




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