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A Poem About Cane Work
"With sweat and tears we both work"

Gregorio Cortez

"I don't regret having killed him; what I regret is my brother's death"

Lynch Law in America by  Ida B. Wells
(01/1900)

"Men and women are put to death without judge or jury."

The Galveston Hurricane
(09/1900)

"Many people were killed by flying timbers"

Galveston Hurricane: A Letter from a Survivor by  John D. Blagden
(09/10/1900)

"There is not a building in town that is uninjured."

The Struggle for Self-Determination by  Theodore Roosevelt
(1901)

“A mighty pulverizing engine to break up the tribal mass”

The San Francisco Building Trades Council Denounces Chinese Immigration
(1902)

"They work more cheaply than whites..."

The Texas Oil Boom Begins by  Anthony F. Lucas
(1902)

"since this unprecedented outbreak took us by surprise"

Orville Wright's Diary by  Orville Wright
(1903)

The Talented Tenth: W.E.B. DuBois speech by  W.E.B. DuBois
(1903)

"he stands as the one recognized spokesman of his ten million fellows"

The Life of a Chinese Immigrant by  Lee Chew
(1903)

"Our people all working together make these things..."

Lynching from the Negro's Point of View by  Mary Church Terrell
(1904)

"there is a reasonable doubt of his innocence"

The Struggle for Self-Determination by  D.W.C. Duncan
(1906)

“Away went my crop”

The Niagara Movement's Address to the Country by  W.E.B. DuBois
(08/20/1906)

"We want discrimination in public accommodation to cease."

Theodore Roosevelt's Seventh Annual Message to Congress by  Theodore Roosevelt
(12/03/1907)

"We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so."

Declaration of the Conservation Conference of Governors
(05/15/1908)

“Let us conserve the foundations of our prosperity.”

Working in the Cane Fields by  Carrie Fisher and Leo Fitzpatrick
(1910)

"Everybody...on the whole plantation-Wake up!"

The Triangle Factory Fire
(03/26/1911)

"The fire was practically all over in half an hour."

The Triangle Factory Fire
(03/26/1911)

"The crowd yelled to the two not to jump."

The Triangle Factory Fire
(04/15/1911)

"The tragedies that such tragedies bring upon loved ones!"

New Mexico Statehood by  New Mexico Constitution
(1912)

"Children of Spanish descent in the State of New Mexico shall never be denied the right and privilege of admission"

The Promised Land by  Mary Antin
(1912)

"The Gentiles said that we had killed their God..."

Titanic Sinks Four Hours After Hitting Iceberg; 866 Rescued By Carpathia, Probably 1,250 Perish
(04/12/1912)

"There were about 1,200 persons aboard the Titanic."

Mexican Americans and Southwestern Growth by  Samuel Bryan
(09/1912)

"Most of the Mexican immigrants have at one time been employed as railroad laborers."

Woodrow Wilson's First Inaugural Address
(03/04/1913)

"But the evil has come with the good, and much fine gold has been corroded."

Why Women Should Vote by  Jane Addams
(1915)

"Many busy women would be glad to use the ballot to further public measures in which they are interested"

A Song of Resistance
(1915)

"a great many bullets rained down on those cursed riches"

The Plan of San Diego
(01/16/1915)

"Every foreigner who shall be found armed and cannot prove his right to carry arms, shall be summarily executed, regardless of his race or nationality."

Jack Johnson versus Jesse Willard: Willard Won the Title, but Johnson the Money
(04/06/1915)

"No more fighting for me."

How Shall We Change the Law? by  Margaret Sanger
(1919)

"My interest in the proposed amendments is to see American womanhood freed from forced maternity."

The New York Times: The Passage of the 19th Amendment
(1919 to 1920)

"Suffragists thronged the Senate galleries in anticipation of the final vote..."

A Birth Strike To Avert World Famine by  Margaret Sanger
(1920)

"The world faces its greatest crisis."

Equal Rights Amendment
(1923)

"Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

A Mexican American Soldiers Describes the Killing of a Mexican Rancher's Daughter by  P.C. Alamia
(11/15/1927)

"Everything was destroyed after he left the ranch."

The Turbid Ebb and Flow of Misery by  Margaret Sanger
(1938)

"A woman in childbirth was not merely a woman in childbirth."

Woody Guthrie Recounts the Story of the Ludlow Massacre by  Woody Guthrie
(1944)

"I will never forget the looks on the faces."