Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Ludlow Massacre

On this, May 1, the original Labor Day, MG Bralley has posted a nice photo essay about the Ludlow Massacre, the murder of more than 60 striking mine workers, their wives and children by national guardsmen and private security guards, that took place just across the NM state line in Trinidad, CO, on April 20, 1914.

The holiday celebrating workers was moved to September in the US but is still celebrated worldwide on May 1. Although many people may be unaware of the Ludlow Massacre it remains an important symbolic event in the Labor Movement.

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