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

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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