Today in 1895: Frederick Douglass dies in Washington, D.C. Douglass was born into slavery in 1817. As a newspaper editor, suffragist and abolitionist, Douglass became the most noted African American leader of the century.
In an 1857 address Douglass proclaims (quote): “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
“Union Administration,” by the internationally-recognized School for Workers, is a 3-day comprehensive course, March 4th through the 6th, on the UW-Madison campus. School for Workers would like to further support unions’ efforts to train leaders by giving free tuition to the fourth union member from a local after three are signed up. More info and registration is online at schoolforworkers.edu or call the School at 608-262-2112.
Tomorrow night is “The Revolution Starts at Home!” – a public talk and Q-and-A session with Ching-in Chen and Jessica Vega Gonzalez, co-coordinators of Milwaukee’s Learn-To-Action Transformative Justice Group, about potentially life-saving alternatives for creating survivor safety while building a movement where no one is left behind. This it tomorrow at the UW-Madison Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street. This is a free event and all are welcome. For more info, call 262-9669.