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Apr. 6, 1905
Teamsters in Chicago began a sympathy strike in support of locked-out Montgomery Ward & Co. workers who were on strike to protest the company’s use of nonunion subcontractors. When other businesses rallied to the company’s defense, the dispute spread quickly. Workers battled strikebreakers, police, and scabs for 105 days; 21 people died.
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Remembering the ‘Father of Black History’
Posted On: Feb 12, 2020
Feb. 10, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926 and chose to celebrate it the second week of February because it marks the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, two men who left an indelible mark on African-American history. In addition to Douglass and Lincoln, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, and Eubie Blake were also born in February and the founding of the NAACP and the first Pan African Congress took place during that month. Hiram Revels, the first African-American Senator took the oath of office in February 1870… Peoples World
 
 
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