The leader of the United Mine Workers of America addressed the miners of the Coal Region on May 10, 1902.
On May 1, 1916, miners in the Coal Region earned the 8 hour workday, successfully ending decades of advocacy and protest.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Leadership in Turbulent Times" looks at Theodore Roosevelt and the 1902 coal strike.
Coal miners across Pennsylvania went on strike in 1902. They couldn't have succeeded without the ladies.