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Today in labor history: Black workers form national union

African American delegates met in Washington, D.C., to form the Colored National Labor Union.

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Today in labor history: John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.

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Today in labor history: Eisenhower enforces racial integration in Little Rock

Orval Faubus tried to prevent schools in Little Rock from integrating, despite the fact that the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of public schools three years prior.

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Pride at Work puts “Boots on the Ground”

Some 200 delegates to Pride@Work - the LGBT affiliate of the AFL-CIO - put their theme of "Boots on the Ground" into action.

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Today in labor history: W.E.B. Du Bois dies in Ghana

On this day in 1963 on the eve of the historic March on Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana.

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Today in history: Civil Rights Act signed

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a historic advance for all Americans.

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