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July 1, 1929


Streetcar workers go on strike in New Orleans.  ”We are with you until h—l freezes,” wrote brothers Bennie and Clovis Martin, former streetcar workers turned restaurateurs.  Their restaurant offered free meals to the striking workers and a new sandwich was born: the po’ boy.  ”We fed those men free of charge until the strike ended,” Bennie recalled.  ”Whenever we saw one of the striking men coming, one of us would say, ‘Here comes another poor boy.’”


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