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End of slavery celebrated on June 19

Texans, and an increasing number of people across America, celebrate the end of slavery on June 19 because on that day in 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger announced that slavery was ended for good.

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DuBois Clubs reunion: Memories, battles yet to be fought and won!

Laughter, tears, and vivid memories flowed at the DuBois Clubs reunion as about 100 men and women celebrated the 50th anniversary of the multi-racial, working class, youth organization.

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Detroit remembers 50 years after King's "I Have a Dream" speech

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."

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“Jackson, hell yes:” Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor

The right wing's Southern strategy can only be defeated by a progressive Southern strategy.

 

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Chicago’s “Red Squad” stories reveal damage to democracy

CHICAGO - A lively symposium on this city's infamous "Red Squad" took place June 1 at the Chicago History Museum.

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Today in women's history: Actor Pearl Baily was born

Friday,  March 29th was Pearl Bailey's birthday.

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Today in women's history: National Women's Party protests workplace discrimination

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.

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Today in women's history: Mother Jones ordered to stop "stirring up" miners

She was banished from more towns and was held incommunicado in more jails in more states than any other union leader of the time.

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Today in women's history: Mary Joyce ends thousand-mile sled dog trip

During her thousand-mile trek, she endured -60º temperatures, primitive terrain, and minimal communication, making the journey a harrowing one.

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Today in women’s history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - are killed in a fire at New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, March 25, 1911.

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