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July 16, 1892


Labor leader, socialist, and editor Frank Crosswaith is born.  Crosswaith worked to organize black workers, serving as chair of the Harlem Labor Center and Negro Labor Committee for many years.  He also worked as an organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union for over thirty years.  Crosswaith died in 1965.


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