On today's labor calendar, author Daina Ramey Berry will discuss her new book ‘The Price for Their Pound of Flesh’ today at noon at the AFL-CIO. The book is a groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1918, 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus were killed, and another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America.
Today’s labor quote is by writer Karin Lowachee, who said
“Society has made it so I have to get paid in order to do basic things like eat and be indoors and not be naked. Once that's happened, morality's bound to get slippery.”
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