Amazon Army

In 1921, thousands of wives, daughters, mothers, sisters and sweethearts of striking coal miners in Southeast Kansas marched in protest against unfair labor practices in the local coal mines. The women’s march made headlines across the nation and the New York Times christened them the “Amazon Army.”

The women, mostly immigrants from southeast Europe, were effective and halted work in the mines for three days.

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