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On today’s labor calendar, there’s a Women's and Worker's Rights Rally at noon today at the National Press Club; go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar for details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1915, the minimum age allowed by law for workers in mills, factories, and mines in South Carolina was raised from 12 to 14.
And in 1940, Screen Actors Guild member Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Academy Award, honored for her portrayal of “Mammy” in “Gone with the Wind”
Today’s labor quote is by Hattie McDaniel
"I loved Mammy. I think I understood her because my own grandmother worked on a plantation not unlike Tara."