The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" looks at Theodore Roosevelt and the 1902 coal strike.
"Children of the mine are they, born in the shadow of the culm heaps with the roar of the breakers ever in their ears, with mines beneath their feet."
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.