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March 12, 1912

lawrence_strike_child_laborThe Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)-led “Bread and Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children ends after ten weeks when the American Woolen Company accedes to the workers’ demands. Soon, the rest of the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile companies followed suit and wages were raised for textile workers throughout New England.

April 27, 1946

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James Oppenheim’s “Bread and Roses” is published in the IWW newspaper, “Industrial Solidarity.” (Photo: Artist Ralph Fasanella’s “The Great Strike – Lawrence, 1912.”)

April 27, 1946

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James Oppenheim’s “Bread and Roses” is published in the IWW newspaper, “Industrial Solidarity.”  (Photo:  Artist Ralph Fasanella’s “The Great Strike – Lawrence, 1912.”)

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