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On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.
Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.
She was banished from more towns and was held incommunicado in more jails in more states than any other union leader of the time.
About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.
The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.
March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
"Multiracial alliances will continue to struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, and the lessons of past struggles will act as guidance."
Josemaria Islas and his family are living in fear, yet speaking out with courage, as his deportation order draws closer day by day.
It was a night to celebrate, to recount history, to look to struggles yet to come. A night to dream, to dance, to sing songs, and hear poetry.