Acquitted Strikers, Gastonia, N.C., 1929

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Subject: Labor and unionization

Decade: 1920s

Subcollection: Strikes and Labor Organization, 1929-1993


Black and white photograph of 9 strike leaders and participants acquitted after their trial for the murder of Chief Aderholt in the 1929 Loray Strike. 7 other strikers were ultimately convicted of the murder.

Transcription: Watch your credit....503864 International Newsreel Photo Slug....(group) / Released from murder charge / Charlotte, N.C.....These nine communists had the charge of the murder of chief of police O.F. Aderholt of Gastonia against them dropped. Seven others are still held for trial. The jury was picked in two hours. / F-10-1-29 A3-FM-L-P-G-SA
City & County: Gastonia (N.C.); Gaston County (N.C.)
Contributor: Lucy R. Penegar Collection