Today in Labor History – September 25th


American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. – 1874

Two African-American sharecroppers are killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers’ strike in Lee County, Ark. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well – 1891

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