People’s History: Audre Lorde – Sister Outsider

On this day in 1934, radical #librarian, socialist, feminist, lesbian, mother, writer, womanist, and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde was born in New York. “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” More here: bit.ly/AuLoR Print available from jenkeenan.com

People’s History: David Graeber

On February 12, 1961, anthropologist David Graeber was born. A veteran of the global justice movement, he has done anarchist action to attack capitalist hegemony and was a key organizer in Occupy Wall Street. He’s also a popular writer & professor. His Twitter profile is here: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber

People’s History: The Flint Sit-down Strike

On this day in 1937, GM autoworkers won a hard-fought sit-down strike. To defend their factory from police and strikebreakers, workers in Flint and Cleveland relied on solidarity and community support, ultimately winning recognition for the UAW International Union.

People’s History: Amandla Awethu!

On this day in 1990, South African socialist & anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela was liberated after 27 years. From freedom fighter to political prisoner to president, his lifelong struggle for justice has inspired countless millions. Watch: youtu.be/png6cUURZB8

People’s History: Huelga de La Canadiense

On this day in 1919, workers at a Barcelona hydroelectric plant colloquially known as “La Canadiense” walked off their job. After over 3,000 were arrested, solidarity spread among the workers and the walkout grew into a general strike. Participants demanded and won recognition of the CNT, an 8 hour day, and the release of all prisoners. More here: bit.ly/2EfgZew

People’s History: Trayvon Martin, #RestInPower

Miami native Trayvon Martin would have turned 23 today. At the age of 17, he was murdered while standing up to an armed racist vigilante who was staking him near his father’s home. Trayvon’s death sparked a movement that helped lead to the formation of organizations like Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter, The Trayvon Martin… Read more »