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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1912, West Virginia coal miners struck, defending themselves against the National Guard.
Today’s labor quote is by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who led a four-week boycott of bus companies in New York City, which on this date in 1941 agreed to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who said:
“I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church.”
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