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The Poetry of Freedom

Posted by Pete on Sep 24th 2020

Frances Harper, the unofficial poet laureate of abolition, was born today in 1825. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911 (Source: Library of Congress) Make me a grave where’er you will … read more

The Biggest Strike in US History

Posted by Pete on Sep 17th 2020

This month in 1934, the biggest strikes in US history swept through the American textile industry. It’s an enduring example of how collective action against exploitation is the pathway to a better w … read more

The 19th

Posted by Pete on Aug 18th 2020

Today marks the centenary of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of a struggle which had contested the limits of what it means to be human in the United States.Source: Schlesinger Library on the Histo … read more

Is it OK to Celebrate the 19th Amendment?

Posted by Luke on Aug 12th 2020

Some say that the historic campaign for women's votes is too tarnished by racism to celebrate today. I respectfully disagree. National Woman's Party activists watch Alice Paul sew a star onto the … read more

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