He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.
Marchs were held all over LA in support of worker rights, immigration reform, lives matter, police transparency, economic rights, and civil rights.
"Racism and dog whistle politics is being used to keep us all divided, and that division holds back our ability to win wage increases and improve our standard of living."
What you may not realize is that the founding of the NAACP took place, significantly on Abraham Lincoln's centennial birthdate, in 1909.
The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Bob Marley, the internationally famous and influential performer of reggae music, was born in northern Jamaica on this date in 1945.
McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."
Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.
Over 3000 marchers and tens of thousands of observers lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in solidarity with the theme Black Lives Matter.
On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union; the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.