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Friday, August 1, 2014

On This Day in American History

On August 1, 1917, labor organizer Frank Little was taken forcibly from his boarding house in Butte, Montana and lynched from a railroad trestle.

In the summer of 1917, Frank had been helping to organize copper workers in a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company. He also took a stand against WWI, arguing that all working men should refuse to join the army and fight on behalf of their capitalist oppressors. As he said in the last speech before his death, "I stand for the solidarity of labor." 

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More resources for teaching about labor history: 

Image: By Nicole Schulman,

Links:   Frank Little

Frank Little - A True American Hero

Frank Little: A Murder in Butte

The Murder of Frank Little

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