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  • Date contains "1902"

October 11, 1902

The coal conference with operators and President Roosevelt is unsuccessful as the miners will not agree to return to work.

October 4, 1902

In order to "create a favorable impression and lighten [their] burdens" and be accepted by the white community, some colored people that are "strangers to the ordinary rules of politeness" must become more like "the better class of colored people".

September 6, 1902

John Mitchell, the president of the United Mine Workers of America, gives two powerful speeches in Philadelphia to a crowd of over 10,000 union men, noted as “the greatest demonstration organized labor ever held.”

August 30, 1902

J.P. Morgan meets for conferences about the coal miner strike, concluding that “he positively will not in any way interfere with the progress of the strike.”

August 30, 1902

President Roosevelt claims that it is impossible to “get any complete or perfect solution for all of the evils” that have to do with trusts, but the government will try to enforce antitrust laws.

August 16, 1902

Coal strikers ravage farms in order to feed their families; threats that cavalry will be sent in for “for the purpose of stopping the raids” show the severity of the strikers’ impacts, now totalling $71,700,000.

August 9, 1902

An angry mob of over 5,000 coal strikers causes “a reign of terror” in Shenandoah. Many policemen fire into the crowd and kill some strikers, but ultimately they “ran for their lives”, forcing 1,200 soldiers to intervene "to maintain peace".

August 2, 1902

People suspect that anthracite miners will not resume work until October because it will take at least two weeks to get the mines and machinery "in full working order after the men have signified their willingness to return to work".

August 2, 1902

“A threatening crowd” of over 1,000 “hooting and hollering” strikers quit work and stone many non-union workers.

August 2, 1902

“In the midst of anarchist conditions,” where mobs roam and people disregard the law, it is “especially unfortunate” that the latest meeting for the National Afro-American Council sparked disagreement among the members over office positions.
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