Today in Labor History

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September 6, 1934

6a01053653b3c7970b0134876817bc970c-800wiScabs and special deputies open fire on the 300 textile workers picketing the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, South Carolina, killing six people and wounding dozens of others; a seventh man died the next day from his wounds. The national textile strike of 1934 saw nearly half a million textile workers from New England, the Mid Atlantic, and the South walk off the job to demand better wages and working conditions. [Photograph: Spinning room worker Lois McClain outside her home after having been shot in the left hand.]

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