Houston celebrates birth of The Liberator – Simon Bolivar

Almost 200 progressives here celebrated South American liberator Simon Bolivar's birthday, July 24.


Today in history: End of military segregation

On this day in 1948, President Harry Truman ordered the desegregation of the United States armed forces.


Living history in “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”

I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.


Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.


Today in history: First women's rights convention

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention began.


Today in labor history: Steel Workers founded in Pittsburgh

Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.


Today in labor history: San Francisco General Strike

On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.


Today in labor history: Tenant farmers form union

African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.

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