In 1517 Martin Luther nails his Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

In February of 1945 five U.S. Marines raise a U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi, Japan.

In 1903 Emma Lazarus’ poem The New Colossus (“…Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…) is engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

In February of 1945, five U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raise a U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi, Japan.

In 1952 The Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is completed as the American headquarters for the Lever Brothers soap company.

In 1990 Scabby the Rat is produced by Big Sky Balloons & Searchlights for the Chicago Bricklayers Union.

On June 28th, 2012 The Bruce High Quality Foundation opens its exhibition Art History with Labor at The Lever House Art Collection in New York City.

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