An Unusual Edition of The Charleston Evening Post | History of SC Slide Collection

A special issue of the "Charleston Evening Post," June 28, 1926, welcoming the labor unions to a convention and proclaiming South Carolina supportive of labor. This newspaper is unusual, both for the 1920s and for South Carolina! The owners of the textile mills who employed many of the wage laborers in the state were actively hostile to union organizers, and South Carolina has been largely an anti-union state during much of its history. Moreover, after the strikes and fears of Communism that were used to discredit unions in the 1919 Red Scare, and during the general prosperity of the 1920s, organized labor declined in membership nationally.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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