Ella Wiggins, labor martyr, Notable

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I've created a profile for labor activist, Ella Mae Wiggins, mother of seven, killed at age 29, during the labor unrest in Gastonia, North Carolina, known more famously as the Loray Mill Strike of 1929. One of her songs, written during the strike, was the Mill Workers Lament, ande was cover by Pete Seeger (album: American Industrial Ballads (1957). My grandfather, TA Sheppard, was involved in the strike (probably just because he liked trouble and trouble-making), and for a while was blackballed from working in the mills there.

Ella Mae does have both Wikipedia and NCpedia articles.

If anyone would like to connect Ella Mae to the Shared Tree, I'm putting this memorable woman up for adoption. Parents are listed in the bio.
WikiTree profile: Ella Wiggins
in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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