On August 28, 1933 the manager of the Hamburger Grill on U Street in the District of Columbia, fired his all-black staff and replaced them with whites. Black customers, led by Washingtonian John Aubrey Davis, maintained a boycott and picketed until the manager relented and brought the Black workers back–with an increase in pay and a reduction in hours. The success of this action spurred the creation of an ongoing organization–The New Negro Alliance.
|New Negro Opinion, October 13, 1943|
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