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On today’s labor calendar, the DC LaborFest continues tonight with a free screening of “Harvest of Empire” at 6pm at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets and the final showing of “Trumbo” at the AFI Silver Theatre at 7pm;
Check out the whole line-up at dclabor.org; click on LaborFest.
And for other local labor events, just click on the calendar at dclabor.org
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1886, four striking workers were killed, and at least 200 wounded, when police attacked a demonstration on Chicago’s south side at the McCormick Harvesting Machine plant. The Haymarket Massacre would take place the following day.
In 1895, Eugene Debs and other leaders of the American Railway Union were jailed for six months for contempt of court in connection with the Pullman railroad car strike.
And in 1919, folksinger and union activist Pete Seeger was born in Patterson, N.Y. Among his songs: “If I Had A Hammer” and “Turn, Turn, Turn”
Today’s labor quote is by Pete Seeger
“A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.”
Pete Seeger, who also said, “If there’s something wrong, speak up!”