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On July 1, 1929, New Orleans streetcar workers walked off the job, in the last of the great streetcar strikes that helped define the labor movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Transportation was long an area of labor militancy. The ability of workers to shut down the movement of people and goods […]
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Down Goes Davis!

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On May 11, 2017
In these horrible times, one doesn’t have much to cheer. Here’s something! Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby. Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the […]

Tear ‘Em Down

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On April 24, 2017

Good on New Orleans. New Orleans removed the first of four designated Confederate monuments Monday as workers toiled in the dark of night to bring down the Liberty Monument, which honors a white supre

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