Tag: This Day in Labor History

Home / (Page 38)
img
On November 11, 1919, the people of Centralia, Washington, a small lumber town in the southwestern part of the state, celebrated the first anniversary of Armistice Day with a parade. However, town leaders and the local American Legion post decided to turn the parade into an attack upon Centralia’s Industrial Workers of the World union […]
img
On this date in 1676, Nathaniel Bacon, the leader of the movement known as Bacon’s Rebellion, died of dysentery. This effectively ended the rebellion, an event that helped entrench slavery as the labor system of the American South. The first African slaves arrived in Jamestown in 1619, but through the 1640s, it’s unclear whether they […]
1 37 38
It is main inner container footer text