At the turn of the century, May 1 was a time for radical labor protests. During WWI, May Day was replaced by the more nationalistic Labor Day.
Travel is commodity, a privilege, and a state of mind; a comfort to some and a trial to others.
How demonstrators can use their collective strength to force local governments to address a set of grievances.
The spinners' union made it nearly impossible for women to secure reliable work in the cotton mills, instituting their proper role in the workplace.
Collective memory can be a useful addition to the documentation of history.
The daughter of a slave, Septima Clark graduated from college, became a teacher, and became a fierce advocate for social and cultural change.
Once hospital deliveries became mainstream, mothers have had to make a choice: a home birth or go to the hospital?
The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.
Labor unions nationwide may be weakened by the Supreme Court. But unions have been instrumental in protecting the interests of underrepresented groups.
Ronald Reagan invoked Dr. King's legacy to fit with his larger political and rhetorical aims.