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Sept. 25, 1891
Two African-American sharecroppers are killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers strike in Lee County, Ark. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well.
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As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
Posted On: Dec 09, 2019
Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates." Biased though he may be, Hoffa said Donald Trump is president because he connected with working-class candidates. During his campaign, Trump mocked the union, saying he was tearing them apart. Some members wanted to endorse the Republican. The Teamsters, in fact, endorsed Hillary Clinton three months before the general election. But on Saturday, Hoffa said Clinton was a bad candidate. He believes this year's crop of Democrats is stronger. "You can’t take labor for granted…” Des Moines Register







 
 
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