A moving online tribute to Earl V. Brown, Jr., includes remembrances from family, friends and colleagues whose lives Brown touched around the world and features a video of the March 25 memorial service commemorating Brown’s deep dedication to achieving worker justice.

Brown, Solidarity Center labor and employment law counsel, was a passionate civil-rights champion, tireless defender of workers and brilliant intellect who passed away in February following a brief illness.

A poem on the memorial site by Langston Hughes, one of Brown’s favorite poets, embodies Brown’s passion for justice, with the words “Freedom is a strong seed, planted in a great need”—a fitting description of Brown’s life work seeding justice, freedom and dignity for workers and marginalized peoples everywhere.

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