Race and the West Virginia Mine Wars
Clip: Season 28 Episode 2 | 2m 59s
To meet the growing demand for coal in the early 20th century, West Virginia companies needed more miners. African Americans mixed with European immigrants and native Appalachians in the mines and the coal towns. Coal operators felt that diversity would keep unionization at bay.
Aired: 01/26/16Video has closed captioning.
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