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The Newsies Were Real

Picket lines once made the best playgrounds around.

Lewis Wickes Hine / Library of Congress

It was July 24, 1899 in New York City. Brooklyn streetcar workers were on strike. Twenty-one strikers faced allegations of plotting to dynamite the Fifth Avenue elevated train track. In the evening, the Socialist Labor Party’s Daniel De Leon gathered a crowd at Cooper Union to discuss the strike. “All the Socialists in New York […]

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