Betty Friedan was born on this date in 1921, and died on the same date in 2006 at the age of 85.
Sixty-five years ago, at 8 pm Eastern time on February 2, 1950, the game show What's My Line? debuted on CBS-TV.
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.
It is the only national museum devoted to the study of black life and culture.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.
On Nov. 25, 1952, and following the death four days prior of William Green, George Meany became the new president of the AFL.
On November 19, 1915, labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder.
Workers at the General Motors plant in Atlanta, Georgia participated in a sit-down strike, which was part of a greater ongoing wave of labor organizing during the 1930s.
On this date, Nov. 17, 1734, New York printer and journalist John Peter Zenger (1697-1746), a German immigrant, was arrested.
The episode seems silly in retrospect. What was not so silly, however, was the political repression Communists faced.