Today in Labor History

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December 2, 1859


Having been found guilty of murder, treason, and inciting slave insurrection, abolitionist John Brown is hanged in Charlestown, Virginia.  Frederick Douglass said of John Brown:  “His zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine – it was as the burning sun to my taper light – mine was bounded by time, his stretched away to the boundless shores of eternity.  I could live for the slave, but he could die for him.”


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