Remembering the Lattimer Massacre: Issues of Labor Justice in Northern Appalachia

In 1897, immigrant coal miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike to gain similar wages earned by their white, English speaking co-workers. At a confrontation with the sheriff and his deputies, 25 miners were killed and another 40 were wounded. The Lattimer Massacre, considered one of the major miscarriages of American justice, was quickly forgotten, and disappeared from the national public memory. Today, the incident is missing from many of the major labour history text books and it is not part of the Pennsylvania State curriculum.  Through the efforts of many different stakeholders the subjects that surround Lattimer’s place in history - immigration, income equity, and labour justice – are important topics that are relevant and need to be addressed in the contemporary community.

Date & time

Thu 13 Oct 2016, 4–5.30pm


Sir Roland Wilson Theatrette (Building #120) at ANU


Paul A. Shackel


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