On this day — 89 years ago — the Textile Strike of 1934 began. It would be the largest strike in the labor history of the United States, involving 400,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states. The strike swept through Southern cotton mills, outpacing the union organizers and employing "flying squadrons" which traveled by truck and on foot from mill to mill, calling the workers out.
Every American worker owes the Honea Path 7 a debt of gratitude. Thanks for the reminder of their bravery and your decades of coverage for a story that should never be forgotten.