todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, September 25, 1891:  Two African-American sharecroppers affiliated with the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Union on strike for higher wages in Lee County, Arkansas, are killed.  By the time a white mob – led by the local sheriff – put down the cotton pickers’ strike, more than a dozen people had been killed.  

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, September 25, 1891:  Two African-American sharecroppers affiliated with the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Union on strike for higher wages in Lee County, Arkansas, are killed.  By the time a white mob – led by the local sheriff – put down the cotton pickers’ strike, more than a dozen people had been killed.