Today in 1948: Senator Glen Hearst Taylor is arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked for “Negroes” rather than using the “whites only” door, and convicted of disorderly conduct.
Taylor was the Progressive Party candidate for Vice President; the running mate of Henry Wallace. He was in Birmingham to address the Southern Negro Youth Congress.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon is a May Day March and Rally to the state capitol for immigrant justice, worker’s rights, and a living wage for all. Hosted by the Immigrant Workers Union. Meet at 3:30pm at Brittingham Park, 401 South Brittingham Place. More info at uniondetrabajadores.org/
Tonight, the Industrial Workers of the World host a May Day Celebration with live music, old-fashioned labor singing, food, literature, and solidarity. Sliding scale admission. This is from 6 to 10pm at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 608-523-4018 or 442-8399.
Tonight’s Socrate’s Cafe topic is “What to you Represents Feeling Unloved?” This at 7pm at Redamte Coffeehouse, 449 State Street, upper level. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869.
Tomorrow night is Absolutely Art’s May Artists Reception, featuring the artwork of Bala Thiagarajan, Mark Cullen, Dan Ruggiero and Gerald Martell. The reception is tomorrow from 5 to 9 pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. Call 249-9100 for more info.