This photo was taken in August 1938 by photographer John Vachon. It shows the members of a picket line at King Farm strike. In contrast to a frequently racistsociety, several unions, including this one, were militantly integrationist.
This is a press photo taken by Alexander of 177Thompson Street in New York. This shows a SpanishWar demonstration in New York. It exemplifies howAmericans were not only being affected by the GreatDepression in the U.S., but al;so had to be worriedabout the affect the War in Spain would have onthem.
This photo was taken by Sheldon Dick between January andFebruary 1936. It shows strikers guarding the windowentrance to Fisher body plant number three, a plant in Flint,Michigan. The men guarding the entrance are displaying theattitude, “If we can’t work, then nobody else can and or will”
This photograph shows the broken windows at General Motors’ Flint Fisher BodyPlant during the Flint sit-down strike of 1936-37. During the GreatDepression, unemployment was high and many employers tried to get as muchwork as possible from their employees for the lowest possible wage. Workersbegan unions and hearing rumors that G.M. was moving work to factories wherethe union was not as strong, workers began a sit-down strike in Flint.
This photo depicts World War I veterans blocking the steps of the CapitalBuilding during the Bonus March, on July 5, 1932. During the GreatDepression, World War I veterans were seeking early payment of a bonusscheduled for 1945. Hoover, however, resisted the demand for an earlybonus and in July, the Senate rejected the bonus 62 to 18, thus a riotensued, with two marchers having been killed.
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