Arts & Entertainment

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F.I.S.T.: A movie you might have missed

In 1978, Sylvester Stallone was cast to portray a labor leader with a story remarkably similar to that of the late James R. Hoffa.

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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Workers Unite Film Festival opens May 9 in NYC

New York City is the home of many film festivals. Most don't highlight the lives of working people, although some have working people as characters.

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“Shoeleather History” brings rambunctious New England Wobblies to life

Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.

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“Cesar Chavez” is an inspiring must see for today

The Cesar Chavez film highlights the courageous commitment and unwavering dedication of one historic union organizer and his fierce companions.

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Start the year with some great labor films

Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.

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“1913 Massacre”: Great movie about Michigan tragedy

1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.

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Artist, teacher, Chicano activist, Jose Montoya made history

Much-beloved California artist, teacher, and former poet laureate of Sacramento, Jose Montoya died Sept. 25 at the age of 81.

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Living New Deal illuminates labor, art history on San Francisco’s waterfront

Living New Deal will catalogue and preserve New Deal projects in the U.S.

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