Guthrie traveled with workers and learned their traditional songs, earning himself the nickname "Dust Bowl Troubadour."
The George Washington Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River and connecting Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee in N.J., was officially inaugurated.
Most people don't realize that a legendary suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, lived well into the mid-20th century.
The problems of speedup and other dangerous assembly line practices were skewered in Charlie Chaplin's classic film "Modern Times."
Labor organizer Mother Jones led a march of miners' children through the streets of Charleston to illustrate the effects of poverty.
Upton Sinclair, a poor young socialist determined to do his part to make a better world, wrote his incredible book in the tarpaper shack that was his home.
The school focused at least officially on industrial and agricultural education in keeping with Washington's pedagogy and philosophy
On Sept. 17, 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed at the Antietam, one of the most important battles of the Civil War.
The AFL-CIO expanded Wiggins' grave marker in 1979, to include the phrase, "She died carrying the torch of social justice."
Today in labor history in 1971, 11 AFSCME-represented prison employees and 33 inmates died after an uprising at Attica Correctional Facility in New York State and its subsequent bloody end with 1,000 police and national guard troops seizing the prison.