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Category: Real History

Chapter 8: Embitterment

The workers began chanting and raising their fists in unison, as Fieldman yelled from the stage, “THIS IS A PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY!”

Chapter 7: Labor’s Love Lost

There was no mistaking their gaze. It was the look of betrayal. Little did I know that by the end of the evening that followed, we would earn it.

Chapter 6: Marching On

This was the second day in Albert’s life in which he had been both threatened with lynching and thrown down a flight of stairs. The first time was by Klansmen in the South, for the sin of encouraging freed slaves to register to vote; now it was happening in the North for encouraging wage slaves to unionize.

WWI German soldiers decorate a Christmas Tree inside their trench

A Christmas Miracle

The willingness of those soldiers to put aside their weapons in the spirit of goodwill towards each other shows the power we all have when faced with the evils of the world. We have the ability to stop the bloodshed, reflect, and spread grace and kindness, even in the midst of unspeakable horror.

Chapter 5: The Years Go By

 In 1860 the Republican National Convention came to Chicago’s newly constructed Wigwam Convention Center and nominated Abraham Lincoln to be their candidate for president. My

Chapter 4: Uneasy Settling

May 1st 1886: Louie was having another fight with William today. We’ve been living in his house ever since the police raid on our apartment.

Chapter 3: Known, Unknown

I never wanted to be known. I kept my story to myself; I never told anyone that I was born a slave in Virginia; I

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