Addie L. Wyatt

Addie L. Wyatt

Addie L. Wyatt ("née" Cameron) (b. 28 March 1924; Brookhaven, Mississippi) is known for being the first African-American woman elected international vice president of a major labor union, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Wyatt began her career in the union in the early 1950s and advanced in leadership. Together with the politician Barbara Jordan, she was the first African-American woman named by "Time" magazine as Person of the Year in 1975.

ee also

*List of African-American firsts


*cite news | author= | title=A Dozen Who Made a Difference – Alison Cheek: Bold Unionist | url=,9171,947599-5,00.html | work=Time | date=1976-01-05 | accessdate=2008-02-14
*cite news | author= | title=Labor leader, civil rights pioneer, pastor | url= | work=Time | date=1976-01-05 | accessdate=2008-02-14

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