[photograph] THE MARCH OF 10,000 WOMEN

[photograph] THE MARCH OF 10,000 WOMEN

Item #019476

THE MARCH OF 10,000 WOMEN WHO MARCHED IN JANUARY OF 1933 IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS TO PROTEST THE MINE OWNERS USE OF CLUBS AND BULLETS TO STOP UNION ORGANIZING Large 8 1/2;" x 12" wire photograph of the women leaders of the Progressive Miners of America who marched and met with Governor Horner in Springfield, Illinois. A very nice copy in large format. Horner agreed to work to provide relief for the miners in the state. The woman who organized them was Agnes Burns Wieck known as "the Mother Jones of Illinois". John L. Lewis fought them and was viewed as in the pockets of the mine operators (he had originally supported Herbert Hoover). The 10,000 women marched in white uniforms and red scarves and became lionized by the nation.

Price: $175.00

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