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Pike County Black Lung Association

Pike County Black Lung Association

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
date made
c. 1981
used
1981
affiliated union
United Mine Workers of America
referenced
United States: Pennsylvania, Pike
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
1981.0244.01
accession number
1981.0244
catalog number
1981.0244.01
Credit Line
Smithsonian
subject
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest
Miners
Labor Unions
labor issues
Protest and Civil Disobedience
March, Rally, Demonstration, or Other
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Political and Military History: Political History
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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