Happy Birthday, Ben Fletcher!

13 Apr

Monday, April 13, is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Philadelphia IWW organizer Ben Fletcher.BFletcher

http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/industrial-workers-of-the-world/
http://www.iww.org/history/biography/BenFletcher/1
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/fletcher-benjamin-harrison-1890-1949

Bindlestiff Books carries Peter Cole’s history (Wobblies on the Waterfront) of Marine Transport Workers Local 8, the first integrated dockworkers union in the United States, which Ben Fletcher helped found, as well as Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly: Including Fellow Worker Fletcher’s Writings & Speeches.

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