The historical intersection of the labor movement and social justice is the focus of a new exhibit at the University of Maryland. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 6. “For Justice, Liberty, and Equality: Unions Making History in America”explores the labor movement’s connection with issues of economic equality, including the struggle for the eight-hour day and a living wage. The exhibit reveals the labor movement's deep roots with the civil rights’ and women’s movements and documents lesser-known connections with the movements for LGBTQ equality, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental justice and international workers’ solidarity. Hundreds of unique texts, photographs, artifacts and videos will be showcased from the extensive holdings of the UMD Labor History Archives, which includes the historic records of the AFL-CIO and the Carpenters, as well as The Trades Unionist, the Metro Washington Council's weekly newspaper. RSVP online.
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