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Love Songs From The Liberation Wars by Steve Jones
Love Songs From The Liberation Wars by Steve Jones

“Love Songs” tells the story of the 1943 strike at RJ Reynolds Tobacco in North Carolina, when 10,000 workers walked out, led by Theodosia Simpson, a 23-year-old African American woman.  “In many ways, this is a labor story forgotten in history,” says Steve Jones. The strike produced a cadre of leaders that transformed the South, […]

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50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Charlie King and Karen Brandow will present a Historical Performance Piece entitled Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round with script, music and pictures at the Friday, June 20th evening opening session of the Great Labor Arts Exchange. Charlie says the presentation features “history that made songs, and songs that changed history.” This year marks […]

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Pete Seeger – A Time For Peace
Pete Seeger – A Time For Peace

Pete Seeger, singer, song writer, activists, who understood that to be a citizen of this country, took more than waving a flag. While he was a gentle, deeply humanistic being, his values were worn like battle armour.  He gave no quarter while being victimized by McCarthyism in 1955 when he was summoned before the House […]

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Friday’s Labor Folklore
Friday’s Labor Folklore

Preserve the Monument and Final Resting Place of Mother Jones at Union Miners Cemetery There is a shrine that deserves a pilgrimage by all labor-minded persons.  It is the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois.  Each one who visits will be touched, for this is the resting place of that “grandmother of agitators,” Mary […]

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Milwaukee Marches on Labor Day
Milwaukee Marches on Labor Day

Thousands came out to March on Milwaukee for Labor Day on September 2, 2013. Two separate marches left simultaneously from the north side and the south side, meeting at Zeidler Park in the middle. View photos from the march on flicker.

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