Young Man Reading: Detail Of Robert I. Aitken's 1933 Bronze Samuel Gompers Memorial (Washington, DC)
"The seated male on the proper left symbolizes the overthrow of industrial exploitation by Education ..." -- siris-artinventories.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?menu=search&a...
The inscription below reads:
"No lasting gain has ever come from compulsion
If we seek to force, we but tear apart that which,
United, is invincible. There is no way whereby our labor
Movement may be assured sustained progress in
Determining its policies and its plans other than
Sincere democratic deliberation until a unanimous
Decision is reached. This may seem a cumbrous, slow
Method to the impatient but the impatient are more
Concerned for immediate triumph than for the
Education of constructive development."