In Union There is Strength


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In Union There is Strength

Some scholars date this maxim all the way back to Aesop's Fables, in the sixth century B.C.E. In more modern times, Mary Church Terrell, the first president of the National Association of Colored Women, in her 1877 inaugural speech, noted that, "In Union There is Strength is a truth that has been acted upon by Jew and Gentile, by Greek and Barbarian, by all classes and all conditions, from the creation of the universe to the present day." In 1937 President Roosevelt noted, perhaps optimistically, in light of the intense labor strife at the time, that "both employer and employee alike have learned that in union there is strength."


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