The Daily Kos, an online political community that offers news, community involvement, and activism updates, posted an article today about early twentieth century labor conflicts, with a special feature on the 1913 Copper Strike. A labor parade organized by Big Annie, that included hundreds of striking miners’ children, took place on the streets of Calumet. The Calumet News reported that the children were themselves upon a strike when roughly 500 young students didn’t show up for school.
A parade was held in Calumet today and what a parade it was! Famed labor activist Mother Jones had arrived in Michigan earlier in the week and she marched proudly with the strikers during the August 10th parade. In the photo above you can see Mother Jones alongside Guy Miller, a representative from the Western Federation of Miners.