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1860 - Women play crucial role in Lynn shoemakers' strike

Lynn, MA

Women’s crucial role in the strike, includes leading a 6,000 person procession through a late winter blizzard in Lynn on March 8 with signs reading, "American Ladies Will Not Be Slaves: Give Us a Fair Compensation and We Will Labour Cheerfully.” "With the appearance of the marching women, the Lynn strike had regained its moral force."[1]

The empowerment of women laid the groundwork for labor rights, women's rights, civil rights, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Pictured: Article

Location: Lynn, MA

Source: Boston Evening Tribune, page 2

Date: 1860-02-22

[1] Mary H. Blewett, Men, Women and Work: Class, Gender, and Protest in the New England Shoe Industry, 1780-1910, University of Illinois Press, 1990, p. 133.

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