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Teachers union president protests injustice on Eric Garner case

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.

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Today in labor history: Rosa Parks takes a stand by sitting down

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.

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Walmart workers start to walk off job nationwide

"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."

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Today in labor history: Nat Turner captured

On this day in 1831, Nat Turner, leader of one of the largest slave revolts in U.S. history was captured.

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Why labor has stake in fighting for racial equality

"I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech; I'm going to talk about something that may be difficult and uncomfortable, but what I'm going to say needs to be said."

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Today in labor history: Workers take part in protest against bank

On this day in 1963, in East St. Louis, Illinois, 200 people - 170 of them female, and majority African-American - engaged in a sit-in protest.

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Today in labor history: Muhammad Ali indicted

On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.

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Today in women's history: Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Stowe was highly active in the abolition movement. She and her husband supported the Underground Railroad and temporarily housed slaves in their home.

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Today in women’s history: “General” Harriet Tubman dies

Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.

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Today in black history: First black U.S. Senator sworn in

On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.

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