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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tobacco Unionism

 
 
Tobacco Unionism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 28, 2014
1. Tobacco Unionism Marker
Inscription. Strike by leaf workers, mostly black and female, June 17, 1943, ½ mile W., led to seven years of labor & civil rights activism by Local 22.
 
Erected 2013 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number J 115.)
 
Location. 36° 5.968′ N, 80° 13.727′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of East 4th Street and Martin Luther King Jr Drive, on the left when traveling east on East 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winston-Salem Chapter Of The Black Panther Party (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winston Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 500 feet away); East Winston Library (approx. mile away); Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital (approx. mile away); Reynoldstown Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belews Street Neighborhood (approx. half a mile away); Winston-Salem State University (approx. half a mile away); Simon G. Atkins (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Categories. African AmericansLabor Unions
 
Tobacco Unionism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 28, 2014
2. Tobacco Unionism Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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