The Origins of May Day
- 04/30/2016 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)
"I long to see the day when Labor will have the destiny of the nation in her own hands and she will stand as a united force and show the world what the workers can do." --- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1830-1930.
In this piece we take a look back at the origins of May Day, also known as Workers Rights Day. It's celebrated each year on May 1st, but its beginnings live in the past and as historians like Studs Terkel say, it's important to revive the memory of when history was made.