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Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1868, educator and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois was born.
In 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip—partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail—from California to Manhattan as the Great Depression was still raging.
Today’s labor quote is by Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie, who heard Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the Depression and resolved to himself: “We can’t just bless America, we’ve got to change it.”