Thursday, February 28, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

February 28, 1918. Little Rock City Firemen’s Union #15645 admitted as Local 34 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. John Kerwin elected IAFF Vice President representing the 10th District.

February 28, 1942. Susie Morris, a Dunbar High School teacher in Little Rock, files complaint in federal court to challenge lower wage scales for Negro teachers and administrators.

February 28, 1859. Arkansas legislature enacts requirement that free blacks in Arkansas choose between exile from the state or being bound into slavery.

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