Today in Labor History – March 2nd

labor history March 2nd
Greyhound Strike

Congress abolished the African slave trade. The first American slave ship, Desire, sailed from Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1637. Since then, nearly 15 million Africans had been transported as slaves to the Americas. Overall, the African continent had lost 50 million people to slavery and the deaths associated with it. Another 250,000 slaves continued to be … Read more

Today in Labor History – March 2nd

labor history March 2nd
Greyhound Strike

Greyhound Strike Congress abolished the African slave trade. The first American slave ship, Desire, sailed from Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1637. Since then, nearly 15 million blacks had been transported as slaves to the Americas. Overall, the African continent had lost 50 million people to slavery and the deaths associated with it. Another 250,000 slaves continued … Read more