Sound recording of a telephone interview digitized from an audiocassette with Jim Mercer by Hugh L. Gordon. Mercer was in labor relations at the Marietta location of Lockheed in 1961, during the complaint filed by African American workers that reported racial discrimination at the plant. The complaint threatened to derail the U.S. government's orders with Lockheed, as it conflicted with Kennedy's Executive Order 10925 banning discrimination in federal contracts. Mercer discusses Lockheed's response to the complaints and the formation of the Plans for Progress program.; Jim Mercer worked in labor relations at the Lockheed-Georgia facility from 1961 to 1966.
Interview with Jim Mercer, 2002-03-21, Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009, Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010, SC/G/002, Kennesaw State University Archives
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