Monday, August 15, 2011

Today in Labor History—August 15

August 15, 1906 – W.E.B. DuBois demanded equal citizenship rights for African-Americans during the second meeting of the Niagara Movement, saying, "We will not be satisfied to take one jot or little less than our full manhood." (From the Daily Bleed)

August 15, 1913 – A General Strike began in Dublin. (From the Daily Bleed)
U.S. troops parading in Vladivostock

August 15, 1918 --The American 27th Infantry landed in Vladivostok to join a Japanese-initiated attack against Bolshevist forces. (From the Daily Bleed)
Bolsheviks killed at Vladivostock by Czechoslovak legions
 August 15, 1963 – 170 women staged a sit-in to protest employment discrimination by bank, E. St. Louis, Illinois. (From the Daily Bleed)

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