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    georgia On April 15 1910 a man by the name M A Nupatree documented his travels through the state of Georgia Nupatree documented his travels through the larger as well as the smaller cites because he wanted to study prohibition throughout the state In his paper Nupatree claimed to be indifferent on the subject of prohibition saying he observed everything with an impartial eye However Nupatree did Triangle Factory Fire Date s March 25 1911 Location New York New York Tag s Immigration historical memory The immigrant women working in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory called it a prison Its safety and working conditions were abysmally low but these conditions were not unique New York was an epicenter for industrialization containing thousands of unsafe factories filled with recent immigrants In 1909 many factory workers organized a strike to protest unsafe conditions and most factories met their The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 Date s March 25 1911 Location New York New York Tag s Bureau of Fire Prevention New York City 1900s The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 By Louis Daleandro Within fifteen minutes a massive fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City in 1911 Dubbed a model of modern efficiency the Triangle factory was large in scale as were the specially designed bins that held hundreds of pounds of scrap cotton and tissue paper The blaze that ensued The Catastrophic Triangle Factory Fire A Catalyst for Progressive Reform Date s March 25 1911 Location New York New York Tag s Catastrophic event Labor Reform Progressive Era The dreadful sounds of death hit the ground as smoke poured from the ten story building William Shepherd journalist for Milwaukee Journal describes moment by moment the horrible events he witnessed on that tragic day in Washington Square

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    great satisfaction in their duties This great satisfaction was beset with problems of course Chamberlain s white employees were extremely prejudice and fought to keep blacks out of the skilled positions by not agreeing to teach the trade to the black workers Though this is not uncommon in the South the majority of skilled labor was delegated to the white workers because of racial discrimination However Chamberlain goes on to discuss that it was this prejudice that inhibited the black men s advancement not their skills Chamberlain goes further pointing out that as puddlers black men were just as capable Puddling involved stirring the molten contents of a furnace from above with iron rods it was one of the most dangerous and hard jobs in the puddling style furnaces Fully as good as white men their yield is as good they are as steady workmen they are as reliable in every way and their product is fully as good as anything that we have got from white labor But the quality of the black laborer s work wasn t the predominating factor in where they worked If a black man was given a white man s job white workers had a tendency to lash back with violent strikes barring whites and blacks from the workplace until they had the matter settled So it was not that blacks were unable to do work correctly or lacked the basic skills to learn and achieve but it was the racism that divided and segregated their opportunities One other man had much the same opinion as Chamberlain T D Aldrich was a northern industrialist that had moved to Birmingham Alabama to work as a supervisor Aldrich agreed that blacks as a class are without exception the best labor I have ever handled Of course

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    the mid twentieth century Everyone sought cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in these industries For the most part blacks saw nothing but discrimination and fell under the watchful eyes of white The Florida Highwaymen Date s 1950 to 1975 Location Orange Florida Tag s 1950s American Art Florida Landscapes Artist African American Up until about the mid 1950s in Florida racial segregation was all too common with the Jim Crow laws It was impossible for an African American to get his paintings into a gallery no matter how good or famous he was There was one group of painters however who came over this hurdle by selling their paintings straight to businesses motels offices and other such places These men the Florida An Oral History What Urban Ag Means to Betti Wiggins Date s January 1 1950 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit Urban Agriculture Betti Wiggins proudly declares I am in the urban ag movement Wiggins born in North Carolina arrived in Detroit at two months old She lived in a single family apartment in Black Bottom the city s predominantly African American neighborhood with her mother father aunt uncle and five cousins In Wiggins early childhood her mother developed tuberculosis With help from A Daughter s Memories of Her Father s Urban Renewal Efforts As Mayor Of Lansing Date s 1950 Location Ingham Michigan Tag s Detroit Urban Renewal City of Lansing Lansing Civic Center On November 2 1943 Ralph W Crego was elected into office as Mayor of Lansing in Michigan s capital city He would serve the City of Lansing for almost two decades until he was finally defeated in the election of

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    s January 1 1950 to December 31 1950 Location Tag s Ethics Coal Steel industry Race Relations Steel Coal Industry Discrimination Racial Tension South H S Chamberlain had a problem on his plate back in the mid twentieth century Everyone sought cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in

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    would let you know if it was safe Because he said something was safe didn t mean it was safe This is how Ulysses S Anderson described the safety conditions at Sloss Furnace a pig iron producing blast furnace in Birmingham Alabama While being interviewed by the Sloss Furnace Association Anderson spent a great amount of time describing the safety conditions he encountered during An Uncommon Sentiment Date s January 1 1950 to December 31 1950 Location Tag s Ethics Coal Steel industry Race Relations Steel Coal Industry Discrimination Racial Tension South H S Chamberlain had a problem on his plate back in the mid twentieth century Everyone sought cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in these industries For the most part blacks saw nothing but discrimination and fell under the watchful eyes of white Religious Recognition for Greeks in the U S Date s August 24 1953 Location Tag s Greeks Religion In 1953 Greeks in the U S wanted to have their Greek Orthodox faith recognized The Greek Orthodox Youth of America GOYA a Greek organization

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    labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in these industries For the most part blacks saw nothing but discrimination and fell under the watchful eyes of white Jacqueline Rhoads copes with ethics as a nurse in Vietnam Date s 1970 to 1971 Location Outside US Tag s War Health Death

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    cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in these industries For the most part blacks saw nothing but discrimination and fell under the watchful eyes of white Separate and Unequal Date s January 1 1940 to January 1 1950 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s Mining alabama Coal Bessemer Bessemer

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    Bessemer developed a faster method to manufacture steel in 1864 reducing the production time from seven days to thirty minutes Bessemer s work was revolutionary After that steel was quickly integrated into modern society At the end of the Civil War top railroad executives An Uncommon Sentiment Date s January 1 1950 to December 31 1950 Location Hamilton Tennessee Jefferson Alabama Tag s Ethics Coal Steel industry Race Relations Steel

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