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September 20, 1891

sharecroppingAfrican American sharecroppers affiliated with the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Union go on strike for higher wages and an end to peonage in Lee County, Arkansas. By the time a white mob – led by the local sheriff – put down the strike, more than a dozen people had been killed.

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2 thoughts on “September 20, 1891

  1. Paul Gottlieb on said:

    I’ve been enjoying theses postings for a long time now, without being able to thank the person doing the posting. In some cases, I’d also like to know the source of the photos.


    • Thanks for writing, Paul. The images come from all over the internet. If there’s a particular image you want to know more about, you can right click on it and there should be an option to do a google search for it. Hope that helps. Cheers – Sarah

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