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The Amazon Army

Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 1:00 PM CT

Location: Wichita Genealogical Society, 711 W 2nd St N, Wichita
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Presented by Linda O'Nelio Knoll

In 1921, thousands of women in southeast Kansas marched in protest of the hazardous working conditions, poor pay, and discrimination that their husbands and male relatives were facing everyday in the coal mines. Representing an ethnic mix of French, Swedish, British, Italian, German, and Eastern European immigrants that was unique to Kansas, the marchers were dubbed the "Amazon Army" by the New York Times. Learn how their spirited act brought men and women together in one of the most dynamic pages of American labor history.

Sponsored by: Wichita Genealogical Society


For more information about this event, please contact:
Helen F. Cole
(316) 734-4648


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