Labor History in 2:00

February 20 - Women protest WWI food shortages

February 20, 2019

On this day in labor history the year was 1917, more than 400 Jewish mothers, many carrying their children, marched on City Hall in New York City. 

Their cry, which rang out in both Yiddish and English, was “We want food for our children.”  On the eve of the U.S. entry into World War I, inflation had sent the cost of food skyrocketing.  

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