Today in Labor History: Tenant farmers sit down in highway

On this day in 1939, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union led 1,700 farm families in the Missouri Highway Sit-down.


Today in labor history: New Orleans slave uprising

The revolt consisted of somewhere between 300-500 people.


Today in labor history: Labor radical Tom Mooney freed

Radical labor activist Tom Mooney, accused of a murder by bombing in San Francisco, was pardoned and freed after 22 years in San Quentin.


Today in Labor History: first black speaker of Mississippi legislature elected

On this day, in 1872 John Roy Lynch, an African American former slave, was elected speaker of the Mississippi House.

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