Sunday, March 3, 2013

Today in Labor History—March 3

Slave Auction Advertisement (from Wikipedia)
March 3, 1859 - The largest recorded slave auction in U.S. history occurred on this date on a Georgia plantation. More than 400 men, women and children were auctioned in order to pay debts incurred by Pierce M. Butler through gambling and the financial crash of 1857-58. (From Workday Minnesota)

March 3, 1968 – Chicano students walked out of classes at Los Angeles high schools, calling for an end to racist policies. (From the Daily Bleed)

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