Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today in Labor History—November 26

November 26, 1868 – Ignoring orders to kill only warriors, an Army contingent led by General Custer massacred 103 Cheyenne in their sleep — during the "Battle of the Washita," Oklahoma Territory. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 26, 1883 – Emancipationist and former slave Sojourner Truth died on this date in Battle Creek, Michigan. (From the Daily Bleed)

November 26, 1911 -- Paul Lafargue, son-in-law of Karl Marx, died on this date. Lafargue wrote “The Right to Be Lazy” in 1893 while in prison. (From the Daily Bleed)

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