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Posts tagged “Union

Jimmy Hoffa as he appeared before a Senate hearing. August 22, 1957, Washington, DC.

Begging for Contempt of Congress, by the look see of it.

Begging for Contempt of Congress, by the look see of it.

The story is Jimmy was getting grilled by Bobby Kennedy who was the chief counsel of the 1957–59 Senate Labor Rackets Committee under chairman John L. McClellan. On this day in 1964, Hoffa, then Teamsters Union President, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for defrauding his union’s pension fund. In 1971, President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence.

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg.

How I imagine the conversation: "By the way, you missed." "So did you..."

How I imagine the conversation: “By the way, you missed.” “So did you…”

What grabs me most about this image is that it is a testament to the incredible ability we, as Americans, have to put our differences behind us and move beyond hatred and malice. Absolutely incredible that these men who fought in the bloodiest conflict on American soil were willing to shake each others hands and embrace each other as fellow citizens. If I could pick one thing that I wish the rest of the world could learn from America, this is it.