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Radical Tea Towel US Blog

Nothing can be Changed Until it is Faced

Posted by Pete on Aug 2nd 2020

Born today in 1924, James Baldwin was driven from the US by its entrenched racism but he never gave up the dream of an American society in which all could be at peace and thrive. "To be a Negro … read more

The Grandmother Of All Agitators

Posted by Pete on Jul 24th 2020

Today in 1903, Mother Jones gave the most stunning speech in her long life of working-class struggle. "Mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living.” This is the immortal battle cry of Ma … read more

Brave Woman

Posted by Pete on Jul 16th 2020

Today marks the birthday of Ida B. Wells, one of the greatest radicals in the history of the United States. There’s plenty Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) would have found confusing about 2020. She … read more

Black Power in 1940s Nova Scotia

Posted by Pete on Jul 6th 2020

Today marks the birthday of Viola Desmond. In 1946, she took a stand against segregation in Nova Scotia which sent shockwaves across the whole of Canada. Halifax Harbour Ferry Viola Desmond. Source … read more

Douglass and the Promise of America

Posted by Luke on Jul 4th 2020

Frederick Douglass said that Independence Day in 1852 wasn't for him. Many still feel left out - dare we hope, as he did, that "'Let there be light' has not yet spent its force"? Image: U.S. Army … read more