Kansas

August 11-12, 1917: when thousands of Kansas City citizens spent their weekend deporting professional strikebreakers

Streetcar strike

The history of a militant strike of streetcar workers in Kansas City in 1917 by Jeff Stilley, during which the population of the town drove out scabs who had been brought in by the employers.

Wichita students sit-in for US civil rights, 1958

Dockum Drug Store sit-in

A short history of the first successful sit-in protest of the civil rights movement in the Dockum Drug Store in Kansas.

1921-22: Kansas Miners Strike and Women's March

In 1921 strikes were effectively illegal in the state of Kansas due a state arbitration system (the Industrial Court). In response the Kansas miners struck, the strike nearly failed due to actions of their own Union leadership, but rallied when the women of the mining community began their own campaign.