THIS DAY IN HISTORY April 20, 1914: Ludlow Massacre

#tdih 1914: The Colorado National Guard fired on a tent colony of striking miners and their families. Howard Zinn learned the Ludlow Massacre story from a Woody Guthrie ballad, not his history classes, leading to his commitment to write and teach people’s history. Read more on the link below and watch a video clip from Zinn’s film biography. #teachoutsidetextbook

Photo: One of the 1,200 striking families.


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