Jack R. Bloodworth

Location(s): Birmingham, Alabama

Decade: 1940s

In August 1942 Jack Bloodworth, a coal miner at the Docena Mine near Birmingham, AL, was shot to death by a company employee after Bloodworth claimed he had been cheated out of wages due him. Bloodworth’s death led to a strike by United Mine Workers.

The collection includes: Department of Justice investigation file and newspaper articles

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