President of the UMWA John L.Lewis speaks about Centralia mines disaster, in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
United States USA Date:1947, March Duration:4 min 36 sec Sound:Yes
President of the United Mine Workers of America(UMWA) John L. Lewis addresses the Congress of Industrial Organizations. He presents a report about a mining accident that occurred in the Centralia coal mines of Illinois. The accident which occurred on 25 March 1947, claimed the lives of 111 mine workers. Mr. Lewis presents statistics about the families of the dead. Press and members of the congress listen to him. Photographs taken.
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