Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

April 20, 1914

Image

State militia and company guards attack the tent city that striking coal miners set up in Ludlow, Colorado.  Following a machine gun assault, they set fire to the camp.  The exact number of men, women, and children who were killed that day remains unknown.  In 2009, the site of the Ludlow Massacre was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: