Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Louis Hyman on how the Sears and Roebuck catalog helped oppose Jim Crow discrimination. The R.J. Phillips Band celebrates the day the Lumbee Indians ousted the KKK (photo). And Saul Schniderman remembers contributions to labor history by both Johnny Paycheck and Bruce Springsteen.
Radical labor organizer and anarchist Lucy Parsons leads hunger march in Chicago; IWW songwriter Ralph Chaplin wrote "Solidarity Forever" for the march - 1915
President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, guaranteeing federal workers the right to join unions and bargain collectively - 1962