Labor History Today (8/25): Rodeo women, Frances Perkins, MLK and desegregating Glen Echo
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Heidi Thomas on the history of rodeo women; Frances Perkins’ labor landmarks; Common revisits MLK’s "I Have A Dream" speech; labor and civil rights activists unite to desegregate Glen Echo Amusement Park.
After three-quarters of the states had ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women win their long struggle for the vote - 1920
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With America in the depths of the Great Depression, the Comptroller of the Currency announces a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages - 1932
More than 1,300 bus drivers on Oahu, Hawaii, begin what is to become a five week strike - 2003