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Today in labor history: NAACP sends "Appeal to the World" to the UN

The U.S. delegation to the UN, which included NAACP board member Eleanor Roosevelt, refused to introduce the petition.

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Today in labor History: First Medicine Lodge Treaty signed

The Medicine Lodge Treaty is the overall name for three treaties signed between the United States government and southern Plains Indian tribes in October 1867.

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Today in labor history: General Motors agrees to end employment discrimination

The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.

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Today in labor history: “Salt of the Earth” strike begins

The film was written/directed/produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for their refusal to cooperate with the government witch hunts against communists.

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Today in labor history: Black inventor Henry Blair patents cotton planter

In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.

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Today in Latino History: Cuba declares independence from Spain

The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.  Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.

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Today in Latino history: Mexico becomes a republic

On Oct. 4, 1824, three years after winning independence from Spain and battling the remnants of monarchy, the Mexican people established a republic.

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Today in Latino history: First Latino to appear in World Series

Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba.

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Today in labor history: Nat Turner is born

Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."

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Today in labor history: 10,000-plus dockers locked out

Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.

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