Marion Massacre, The
DESCRIPTION: "A story now I'll tell you Of a fearful massacree Which happened down in Dixie On the borders of the sea." Five textile workers are shot in Marion, North Carolina. The workers needed more money; the owners brought in police.
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Frank Welling & John McGhee)
KEYWORDS: strike labor-movement police death
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenway-AFP, pp. 131-132, "The Marion Massacre" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 239-240, "The Marion Massacre" (1 text)
Frank Welling & John McGhee (as the Martin Brothers), "The Marion Massacre" (Paramount 3194, 1929)
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