Saturday, February 2, 2013

Today in Labor History—February 2

"Battle of Churubusco--Fought near the city of Mexico 20th of August 1847 / J. Cameron." Hand tinted lithograph, Wikipedia
February 2, 1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the U.S. war with Mexico. México was forced to cede over 1/3 of its land, including parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas to the US. 25,000 Mexicans and 12,000 Americans lost their lives in the war. (From the Daily bleed)

February 2, 1931 – U.S. citizens of Mexican heritage were "repatriated" to Mexico. During the decade's first four years, over 400,000 Mexican-Americans, many US citizens living here as long as 40 years, were deported. (From the Daily bleed)

February 2, 1938 -- Emma Tenayuca led a month-long strike at the Southern Pecan-Shelling company in San Antonio, Texas, against low wages. (From the
Daily bleed)

February 2, 1956 -- Four black mothers were arrested after a sit-in at a Chicago elementary school protesting de facto segregation, double shifts and mobile classrooms. (From the
Daily bleed)

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