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[Striking Miners Play Cards on the Picket Line at Brookside Mine, near Harlan, KY]

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Creation: 1973

The miners’ 1972 strike against Duke Power Company over working conditions, wages, and labor practices inspired the award-winning documentary "Harlan County, USA." The miners struck to join United Workers of America, hoping to improve their jobs and lives. Their wives’ support proved critical to sustaining the strike over thirteen months. Corn’s images for The Tennessean humanized the miners.

Title

[Striking Miners Play Cards on the Picket Line at Brookside Mine, near Harlan, KY]

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1973

Description

The miners’ 1972 strike against Duke Power Company over working conditions, wages, and labor practices inspired the award-winning documentary "Harlan County, USA." The miners struck to join United Workers of America, hoping to improve their jobs and lives. Their wives’ support proved critical to sustaining the strike over thirteen months. Corn’s images for The Tennessean humanized the miners.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0774, Jack Corn Collection, Image 094

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0774-Cards_on_the_Hood-1968.jpg

Citation

“[Striking Miners Play Cards on the Picket Line at Brookside Mine, near Harlan, KY],” Gallery, accessed September 21, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/817.