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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip -- partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail -- from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it.”
Today’s labor quote is by W.E.B. DuBois, the educator and civil rights activist, born on this date in 1868. W.E.B. DuBois, who said:
"What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!"
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