Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

June 29, 1917


Labor folklorist, historian, carpenter, union organizer, and shipwright Archie Green is born.  Green was a pioneer in documenting the cultural traditions of working people and he influenced a generation of scholarship on occupational culture and working life.  He is credited with winning Congressional support for passage of a bill that established the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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