Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Today in Labor History—July 24

July 24, 1903 – Mother Jones gave her famous “The Wail of the Children” speech during the "March of the Mill Children." The march began on July 7 in Philadelphia and ended at Teddy Roosevelt’s summer home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. They were demanding a 55 hour work week for kids. (Seems like a lot of work for a pretty weak demand, eh?) (From the Daily Bleed)

July 24, 1925 – John T. Scopes was convicted in Tennessee of teaching evolution and fined $100 & costs.  (From the Daily Bleed)

July 24, 1934 -- Nestor Makhno, Russian anarchist and military leader died in exile in Paris, age 44, from tuberculosis. (From the Daily Bleed)

July 24, 1943 – The Camp Van Dorn massacre occurred in Mississippi. As many as 1,000 black soldiers were slaughtered by white soldiers on orders from their commanding officers. (From the Daily Bleed)

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