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Pike County Black Lung Association

Pike County Black Lung Association

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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.
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Object Name
date made
c. 1981
affiliated union
United Mine Workers of America
United States: Pennsylvania, Pike
overall: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
History, Reform Movements, Economic Protest
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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