Our land too: The legacy of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union
- Main contributor
A. Philip Randolph Institute
The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, an interracial organization, was formed in July 1934 in Arkansas. Black and white leaders organized farm laborers who earned 75 cents or less a day. Cotton pickers went on strike when farmers cut wages to 40 cents per hundred pounds of cotton.
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Labor unions; Agricultural laborers; Strikes and lockouts; Wages
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- Physical Description
This material was digitized as part of the "Advancing Workers Rights in the American South: Digitizing the Records of the AFL-CIO’s Civil Rights Division" project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: labor-086916; Catalog Key: 31430059608622
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