- End of Cumberland Coal Strike
August 22, 1882 to August 24, 1882 ALLEGANY, Maryland Agriculture, Economy
As reported in the State, on March 1, 1882, the coal companies decided to make the following changes: For digging coal, 50 cents per ton and 1.65 per day for driving in the mines, and all other labor to proportion, and that twelve hours would constitute a day's work.' The Knights of Labor refused to accept this offer and the great strike' began on March 14, 1882. Edward Ayers explains...
- The Conjure Woman, and The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color LIne by Charles W. Chesnutt
1899 CUMBERLAND, North Carolina Arts/Leisure, Race-Relations
Charles W. Chesnutt was born to free blacks in Cleveland, OH in 1858. When he was eight years old his family returned to Fayetteville, NC. He began a teaching career and by 1880, he became the President of the Fayetteville State Normal School for Negroes. While in North Caroline, Chesnutt studied the culture, dialect, and superstitions of southern blacks. In 1883 he returned to Cleveland where he...