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April 1, 1913


More than 1,000 workers in Hopedale, Massachusetts, employed at the Draper Corporation – which produced automated cotton textile looms – go out on strike over wages and working conditions. Striking workers staged protest marches, rallies, and mass meeting, and were met with concerted and relentless legal action, police violence, and scabs.


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