"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."
Why are tens of thousands again prepared to march in Detroit? "We need a better Detroit, better Michigan, better jobs, and better justice, to turn the dream of 1963 into the reality of 2013."
More than the climate is changing. A packed town hall meeting on climate change and infrastructure needs showed a growing level of concern and unity between labor and the environmental movement.
"What an incredible sight! I crept along until I reached the march and honked and waved and hollered, 'You are doing the absolutely right thing!'"
A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.
Tax Day, April 15, is a good time to reflect on the country's federal spending priorities. Especially during this deep economic and jobs crisis.
On this day in 1931, governors of Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and a few other states rejected proposals from the Cotton-Textile Institute to forbid women from working factory night shifts.
A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.
"Multiracial alliances will continue to struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, and the lessons of past struggles will act as guidance."
In 1963, the Phi Kappa Literary Society at the University of Georgia invited a speaker from the Communist Party to the campus for a public debate.