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Published on Jun 21, 2014
This documentary explores the Brookside women's roles on the picket line to protect miner's right to safer working conditions and choosing their own unions to negotiate their contract. The documentary also explores the cultural and familial responsibilities of the women to become actively involved in the strike. Finally, it provides the historical context of the strike and the significant impact of their struggle on women's activism in Appalachia. At the annual National History Day competition this documentary received the Labor Award and was honored with the National Endowment for the Humanities' Excellence in National History Day 2014, awarded to only 20 other NHD students