Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, June 30, 1928:  Alabama outlaws the leasing of convicts to mine coal, a practice that had been in place since 1848.  In 1898, 73 percent of the state’s total revenue came from this source; 25 percent of all African-American leased convicts died.

Today in labor history, June 30, 1928:  Alabama outlaws the leasing of convicts to mine coal, a practice that had been in place since 1848.  In 1898, 73 percent of the state’s total revenue came from this source; 25 percent of all African-American leased convicts died.

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