History is not made by the actions of a few rich and powerful individuals, like so much of the history we learn in school. History is made by the combined everyday actions of hundreds of millions of us: women, men, youth, people of colour, migrants, Indigenous people, LGBT+ people, disabled people, workers, older people, the unemployed, housewives – the working class.
It is our struggles which have shaped our world, and any improvement in our conditions has been won by years of often violent conflict and sacrifice.
This project is dedicated to all those who have struggled in the past for a better world, and who continue to do so now. To help record and popularise our grassroots, people’s history, as opposed to the top-down accounts of most history books.
We host a podcast, post On This Day In History content to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as well as other accounts in other languages. We also have an online store with books and more, and are working on a website with browsable timelines and maps of all our events. This is a full breakdown of our projects.
So if you want to find out more, follow us on social media and sign up here for email updates.
If you would like to volunteer with WCH, or you have a story for our podcast, please email us at info @ workingclasshistory.com.
You can see what we mean by “working class” in this introduction.