Thursday, March 13, 2008

This Date in Arkansas Labor History

March 13, 1939. Arkansas Supreme Court in Johnson v State upholds night-riding conviction of Southern Tenant Farmers Union member Dolly Beatrice Johnson for posting strike handbills on plantations in Mississippi County.

March 13, 1935. Governor J Marion Futrell tells Norman Thomas that there is no state money available for an investigation of landlord and law enforcement abuse of rights of Southern Tenant Farmers Union members.

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