Pike County Black Lung Association


A poster used in an 1981 Miner's protest. In the early 1980s, Pike County, Kentucky was the 2nd largest coal producing county in the United States. Black Lung is a lung disease that is caused by long term exposure to coal dust. In 1969, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act established standards to reduce dust.

Date Made: c. 1981Used: 1981

Affiliated Union: United Mine Workers of America

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: United States: Pennsylvania, Pike

General Subject Association: History, Reform Movements, Economic ProtestMinersLabor Unionslabor issuesProtest and Civil DisobedienceMarch, Rally, Demonstration, or Other


See more items in: Political History: Political History, Princeton Posters


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Smithsonian

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0244.01Accession Number: 1981.0244Catalog Number: 1981.0244.01

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-9068-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_541131

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