British artist Walter
Crane's "Labor's May Day," with its depiction of workers
united across nations and color lines, inspired by freedom and entitled
to leisure. May Day as a labor protest and was "invented" in
the United States and celebrated as a day to rally for international labor
The actual history of labor is less male, and a lot more complicated!
The sentiment that human freedom might be achieved through the labor movement
and radical change in economy inspired many labor activists, male and
female, in the United States--across time and space.