Around the Globe: Jamaica Celebrates Emancipation Day

"Each year, the Emancipation celebrations give us an opportunity to reflect on the struggle of our ancestors for freedom, against a system that denied them their dignity and humanity, often through brutally oppressive and violent means. It must have been a euphoric day, today the first of August, 180 years ago, when our forebear gathered in their village, and churches to rejoice and give thanks." - Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Around the Globe: Jamaica Celebrates Emancipation Day

Jamaica is celebrating more than 100 years of liberation on the 21st annual Emancipation Day.

Starting in the mid-1800s, the African colonies in the …

This Day in Workers’ History

The 211th birthday of Ira Aldridge, an African-American Shakespearean actor who denounced slavery and supported abolitionism through theater.

This Day in Workers’ History

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today)  – Today, 24 July 2018, commemorates the 211th birthday of Ira Aldridge, an African-American Shakespearean actor who denounced slavery and