A.G. and Marie Mezerik Papers
A. G. Mezerik and his wife, Marie Hempel Mezerik, worked for the protection of labor and civil rights through the the Conference for the Protection of Civil Rights. Mr. Mezerik was the steering committee chair and Marie Hempel was the secretary of the CPCR in the 1930s. The organization was active in the early days of the UAW, supporting strikes and demonstrations, and also involved with aid to the Spanish Republic and aid to China, as well as fighting the Black Legion. The papers include a portion of a manuscript describing A. G. Mezerik’s life growing up in Detroit during the years 1912-1920 and a scrapbook of CPCR materials.
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