Breaking the Chains: Revolutionary Black History
Volume 7 No. 3, February 28, 2013
This issue tells the stories of revolution and resistance that are often left out of Black History Month commemorations, along with present-day struggles that continue this tradition.
The Charleston strike of Black hospital workers in 1969 was one of the key moments in Southern labor history. Charleston, South Carolina had always been one of the key cities of the Old South.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic and militant struggle of the Second Ward residents of Dorchester County, Maryland in 1963.
One week after he was attacked by a group of bigoted cops, Jabbar Campbell, joined by supporters, marched from his house to the New York Police Department’s 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
On February 16, 1863, Boston, Mass. residents opened their
newspapers to find an unprecedented advertisement in the daily newspaper. It called for “Good men of African descent” to enlist in the 54th Regiment of the Union Army.