Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

October 31, 1919 Little Rock attorney O.G. Bratton indicted for barratry in Helena for attempting to provide legal defense for “insolent" African-American cotton pickers and sawmill hands who were members of the Progressive Farmers' and Household Union; he was held thirty-one days without bond in Phillips County jail and then released without trial.

October 31, 1910 Arkansas Supreme Court reverses judgment for Idus Moore against the Western Coal & Mining Company for injuries sustained by him from falling rock in the defendant's Crawford County coal mine.

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