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1934: Relief for striking workers

In the midst of labor unrest throughout the state, unionized textile workers in Marion, N.C., went on strike to protest substandard company housing, illegal working hours, and appalling working conditions. The ensuing demonstrations killed and injured several workers, divided the community, and left 150 families without food or proper shelter in the winter. AFSC provided relief to sustain the families and the strike while helping to reduce community divisions.

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Taken on July 2, 2009