Posts Tagged with "March on Blair Mountain"

Defending Appalachian History

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Defending Appalachian History

“The corporations take advantage of people in Appalachia, and this is happening all over Appalachia, not just West Virginia… We have to save one mountain at a time.” -Psera Newman, Lexington KY Billy Bragg sings about there being power in a union. But after the past week, I see that there is power not just [...]

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The March on Blair Mountain Begins

Monday, June 6, 2011

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The March on Blair Mountain Begins

Despite threats and intimidation by King Coal’s supporters, 600 courageous marchers kicked off a five-day march from Marmet, WV to Blair Mountain. Blair Mountain was the site of the second largest armed insurrection (after the Civil War) in U.S. history when, in 1921, 8,000-10,000 miners fighting for union rights took up arms against hired coal [...]

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