A labor acknowledgement is a statement that recognizes that much of the economic progress and development in a geographic area or industry resulted from the unpaid labor and forced servitude of People of Color - specifically enslaved African labor.
Labor acknowledgements are one way to "honor and remember the violent histories and legacies of settler colonialism" . . and to "collectively begin to acknowledge the historical labor that has allowed our society to get and be where it is today, then we will continue to struggle to reconcile and redress those histories and legacies." -- Terah TJ Stewart
There is not much information about the creation of labor acknowledgements generally. The acknowledgement often combined with the land acknowledgement statement. In addition to labor acknowledgements, many institutions use alternative ways to recognize and address the legacy of enslaved labor. Below are sources discussing some of these alternatives.