The Arab American Labor Movement: A Digital Exhibit


The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is thrilled to announce the release of a six-part series on the Arab American Labor movement in the early 20th century. The digital exhibit reclaims these hidden stories by outlining their struggle to support their families through racial animosity, economic turmoil, and a quickly evolving industrial landscape.


Developed by a team of NC State Graduate Students and Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Director, Dr. Akram Khater, the project aims to disrupt mainstream American labor histories by highlighting the position of Arab American workers in United States history.


The Arab American Labor Project is available as a free resource distributed by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies ( The digital exhibit will be released over the course of six-weeks beginning on September 4, 2023. The project is an evolving asset and will continue to grow. Educators, history enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the intersection of Lebanese migration and United States labor history are encouraged to download and utilize these materials.