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Today in labor history: Jackie Robinson played his first major league game

"Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and when you've changed baseball in this country, you've changed this country!"

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Today in labor history: Paul Robeson born

On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears Calif. marriage equality case

Another milestone was crossed March 26 in Californians' years-long quest for marriage equality.

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Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.

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Good news for Alabama: Angela Davis to be honored

"The south does have a rich tradition of progressives. It might be thin, but it's strong."

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Today in women’s history: Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins

The frame up of the Rosenbergs, fueled by Cold War, anti-communism and anti-Semitism, remains a terrible blot on our nation's history - a gross miscarriage of justice.

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Today in women's history: Mary McLeod Bethune honored

On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.

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Black history exhibit features Maryland protests of 1940s-50s

Struggles against segregation and for militant trade unionism in Maryland were the subject of a Feb. 23 Black History Month program sponsored by the Baltimore Marxist Labor Forum.

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The war in Newark, 1967

I sat for two hours copying word for word the reports of the gunshot wounds that ultimately killed 26 people in Newark. Most of them died from gunshot wounds in the back.

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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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