Escape on the Pearl; Black Labor Week
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DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton connects a historic slave escape attempt with today’s fight for DC statehood; AFGE’s Black Labor Week explores “Black History, Race and Racism in America,” and on Labor History in 2: The Fight for Equality in 1830. Music: Troubled Waters, written by Joe DeFilippo and performed by the R.J. Phillips Band, a group of Baltimore musicians. Produced and edited by Chris Garlock. To contribute a labor history item, email laborhistorytoday@gmail.com

Labor History Today is produced by the Metro Washington Council’s Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. We're a proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network, 70 shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns. #LaborRadioPod

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