On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention began.
Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.
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.
African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.
We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.
This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.
Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.
On July 6, 1892, under the cover of darkness, two barges, loaded with armed Pinkerton thugs hired by the Carnegie Steel Co., landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.