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NY Times: Turning truth on its head — The Scottsboro case

This week a bipartisan group of Alabama state lawmakers introduced a bill to exonerate the victims of a racist frame-up.

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Today in labor history: Radical Reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule

In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.

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Today in history: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks born 100 years ago

In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.

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Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.

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Today in labor history: Prince Hall, revolutionary abolitionist, dies

Prince Hall, revolutionary, abolitionist and Masonic leader, died in Boston on Dec. 4, 1807.

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Occupy Sandy builds on longstanding progressive tradition

This was not the first time that a radical movement decided to provide direct services to individuals who suffered extreme hardship.

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Florida magnate threatens firings if Obama wins

Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.

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People's World editor Tim Wheeler to be honored

On September 9, family and friends plan to honor Baltimore's "Renaissance Man" - veteran Peoplesworld.org journalist Tim Wheeler.

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Today in labor history: First woman joins the Marines

The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.

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"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

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