December 16th is the anniversary of the start of the Great Bagel Famine in New York City, in 1951. Three hundred members of Bagel Bakers 338 struck, closing thirty two […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Knights of Labor Founded 1869
December 9th is the anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Labor, in 1869. The Knights promoted solidarity of all workers white or African American, skilled or unskilled, men […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Death (and Life) of Harvey Milk
November 27th is the anniversary of the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone in 1978. Milk was the first openly LGBTQ+ elected politician in California […]
The Past Isn’t Past: 1913 Murder of Mexican Revolutionary Margar...
November 24 is the anniversary of the murder of the great Mexican revolutionary Margarita Ortega by the military in 1913. Ortega was a weapons expert, crack shot, nurse, courier and […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Women’s Suffrage Night of Terror 1917...
November 14th is the anniversary of the Night of Terror in 1917 when thirty three women suffragists were clubbed, beaten and tortured in a Federal prison near Washington, D.C. This […]
The Past Isn’t Past: My Lai Massacre Reported 1968
November 12th is the anniversary of the publication of the My Lai massacre story in 1968, which became a turning point in how Americans viewed the Vietnam War. This story […]