Next Tuesday, December 16, is the deadline for donating to the Community Services Agency’s Holiday Basket Project. To donate non-perishable food or gift cards, or make a monetary donation, contact CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy at [email protected] or call 202 974-8221.
Here’s today’s labor history: On this date in 1886, a small group of black farmers organized the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-white Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance by 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million black farmers.
Today’s labor quote is by President Harry S. Truman:
“It is time that all Americans realized that the place of labor is side by side with the businessman and with the farmer, and not one degree lower.”