“In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we affirmed through law that men equal under God are also equal when they seek a job, when they go to get a meal in a restaurant, or when they seek lodging for the night in any State in the Union.”
“Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian.”
Broun was journalist and founder of the American Newspaper Guild, which became The Newspaper Guild, and which merged with the Communications Workers of America on this date in 1997.
“The boss needs you, you don't need him.”
Founded in Chicago on this date in 1905, the IWW envisioned "a world without bosses.”
After the farmer, the miner, the shop man, the factory
hand, the fireman and the teamster,
Have all been remembered with bronze memorials,
Shaping them on the job of getting all of us
Something to eat and something to wear...
Excerpted from “Ready To Kill,” Carl Sandburg’s poem about who should be memorialized in our statues; hear Elise Bryant read the whole poem here.
photo: American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician A. Philip Randolph. You can find a bust of him in Union Station next to the Starbucks.