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Let’s Get Organized – IWW Day

June 27, 1905 – The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), whose members were nicknamed the ‘Wobblies,’ was founded in Chicago, Illinois. The IWW was the first union in the U.S. open to women and men of all races. Some … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud Alice Walker (1944 – ) is famous for her novels, especially her third novel, The Color Purple. Since it was first published in 1982, The Color Purple earned the National Book Award  for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud There are writers who can “deliver the goods” but can’t explain how they create them. There are writers who can “talk a good game,” but whose actual work disappoints. But the writers who can do both … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud Rita Dove, United States Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, served two terms: 1993-94 and 1994-95. She has the distinction of being the first African-American, AND at age 40, the youngest poet to be appointed … Continue reading

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