Historic Photo of the Day: The English Class

“…. the English class was sponsored by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU).” ….


War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

This photo was taken in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico in 1968.

An interesting detail appears on the blackboard: the English class was sponsored by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU).

This English class made it easier for ILGWU to recruit Puerto Rican women into the garment district of New York City.

Puerto Rican women were very popular in the garment district. They were paid far less than minimum wage, from $50 to $75 dollars per week in 1968. ILGWU did nothing for them…except give English classes in Puerto Rico.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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