Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

February 13, 1982

Neil Aggett15,000 people attend the funeral of Dr. Neil Aggett, a South African physician and union organizer. Detained by the security police for his anti-apartheid and labor activism, Aggett was held and tortured for 70 days before dying in police custody. Aged 28, he was the only white South African to die in detention under apartheid.

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