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  • 1920
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on March 13th, 1920, "Agent #106" relates a conversation with Dr. Strong, who is in charge of educational efforts at the Labor Temple. Strong evaluates the first year of the workers' college as a success, and laments the fact that "the schools are not free", and that professors who can teach "honest-to-goodness facts" at the workers' college are forced to avoid them in their professional lives. Strong goes on t... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on March 13th, 1920, "Agent #106" relates a conversation with Dr. Strong, who is in charge of educational efforts at the Labor Temple. Strong evaluates the first year of the workers' college as a success, and laments the fact that "the schools are not free", and that professors who can teach "honest-to-goodness facts" at the workers' college are forced to avoid them in their professional lives. Strong goes on to describe a model "Labor Senate" that will be created, giving legislative practice to the workers as it is expected that they will need it. #106 then converses with Phil Pearl of the "Class war prisoners' committee", who expresses his happiness that only 7 of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members charged after the Centralia Massacre will be found guilty. Pearl feels that there was no chance of a fair trial, so the fact that none of the accused were convicted of first-degree murder shows that there must have been very little... less
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