Today in 1941: Bus companies in New York City agree to hire 200 black workers after a four-week boycott by riders led by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. of Harlem’s Abysinnian Baptist Church, the largest Protestant congregation in the U.S.
Powell ran and won a City Council seat later that year and became a member of Congress four years later.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, Evolution Arts Collective hosts an Earth Day Celebration featuring the Beehive Design Collective! Speakers include: Patty Loew, Al Gedicks, Patricia Popple, and more. Find out what you can do to stop corporate resource grabbing in the Midwest! Potluck at 6pm, followed by “Rock Bottom” story telling with graphic arts at 7. At both 2 and 8, performances of the “Water is Life” Puppet Show by Madison Action for Mining Alternatives and the Madison Infoshop, concluding with live music from Bonobo Secret Handshake and Thistle and Thorns! There is a suggested donation, with proceeds to benefit the Bad River Legal Defense Fund and Anti-Frac Sand Mining Efforts. This is at 202 South Dickinson. More info at 262-9036.
Next Monday, April 21st , at 12 noon, is a Peace Vigil in honor of Earth Day. The Madison Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will feature information about the Environmental Impacts of War. This will be at the corner of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Doty Street, in front of the downtown Post Office.