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Bread and Roses: reopening at LEA 13

The Bread and Roses exhibit began as an exploratory exercise for my Women’s Studies 1110 class, way back in the winter of 2013. At that time, I just wanted to combat the too-prevalent idea that history is “one story,” a story that can be wrapped up in a neat little package, and filed away until exam time. 333 more words


DebsSpeak: The Few Corrupt And Perpetuate

“As long as a relatively few men own … the sources and means of life – they will corrupt our politics, they will enslave the working class, they will impoverish and debase society, they will do all things that are needful to perpetuate their power as the economic masters and the political rulers of the people.”

(Eugene V.Debs, “The Issue”, 1908)


Expressions of Gratitude on Zeidler Award

It is difficult for me to fully express the depth of my gratitude to those who congratulated me for receiving the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award… 712 more words

Labor History

September 7, 1893

Starving coal miners in the small West Yorkshire, England, pit town of Featherstone – locked out for refusing to accept a wage cut – assemble to stop the movement of coal. 22 more words


September 6, 1941

The CIO’s Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee and Armour & Co. sign a master contract, the first ever in the meatpacking industry. Within two years, the other three major meatpackers also signed master agreements with the union. 20 more words


September 5, 1964

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn dies at age 74. Flynn was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an activist for women’s rights, birth control, and women’s suffrage.


Joe Hill wins at Oregon Independent Film Festival

Oregon PNLHA vice-president Ron Verzuh’s short film, “Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout,” has won Best Documentary in the “Historical” category at the 2014 Oregon Independent Film Festival. 124 more words

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