Labor History in 2:00

June 21 The Day of the Rope

June 21, 2016

On this day in Labor History the year was 1877.  That was the day that ten Irish miners were hung in Pennsylvania. They were part of a group of twenty who had been sentenced to death for allegedly being part of the Molly Maguires, a group of alleged radical Irish miners. Miners were on strike in the Shuykill County anthracite coal region.  

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