The history of the raised fist, a global symbol of fighting oppression
One of the earliest known instances in the U.S. of a protester brandishing a raised fist occurred in 1913, when “Big Bill” Haywood spoke to strikers during the Paterson silk strike in New Jersey. Haywood, a founding member of the union Industrial Workers of the World, preached working-class solidarity across all races and trades.
Source: The history of the raised fist, a global symbol of fighting oppression
The forceful salute is intertwined with some of the 20th century’s most tumultuous events, including conflicts with fascism.
Post Views: 33
About K. Sis. Nicole T.N. Lasher
Webmatron of ModernTraditional, Africans.live and other cultural and quirky sites.
I am one of those odd people born to curate, with a real passion for marketing. If you have some art, music, writing, or other content that needs more love, feel free to contact me. I work on a donate when and what you are able basis.
To do so, hit my Paypal or Patreon. Let's survive capitalism together, and try to have some fun confusing the exploitative.