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May 6, 1937


400 African-American women tobacco stemmers walk out at the I.N. Vaughan Company in Richmond. Within 48 hours, the strikers secured wage increases, a forty-hour week, and union recognition. [Photo: A group of women at work in an unidentified Lexington, Kentucky, tobacco warehouse, December 1939.]


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