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  • Guy Carawan, Civil Rights Pioneer Dies in New Market

    carawanMany, if not all of us feel something deep within when we hear the song, “We Shall Over Come”.  It ratchets up our expectations and our determination to make change happen! The man, the civil rights activist, the one who introduced that song to the throngs rallying for civil rights has died. Guy Carawan was 87. Read more of him and his life.


    The Labor Heritage Awards: Solidarity Forever!

    LHF1-15_invitationFIN OneandThreesidebysideOn Thursday May 14, 2015 Cecil E. Roberts, President of the United Mine WorkerCecil E. Roberts, President of the United Mine Workerss of America will be honored at this year’s Solidarity Awards. LHF is honored to once again have as our master of ceremony James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers along with Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO as host.

    This year’s event will be held on the rooftop of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers–900 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

    For tickets and more information, contact Elise Bryant, LHF Executive Director at execdir@laborheritage.org or call at (202) 637-3963.

     

     


    100th Anniversary of Solidarity Forever

    This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Solidarity Forever. This video courtesy of Peter Doob is of the closing of the 2013 Fall concert of the DC Labor Chorus. For a great article on the history of this grand and powerful song, check out this article from Labor Notes.

     


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