African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.
Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.
Orval Faubus tried to prevent schools in Little Rock from integrating, despite the fact that the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of public schools three years prior.
Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.
On this day in 1963 on the eve of the historic March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.