John Steinbeck said, “We learn a great deal about people by listening to their music. Listen to their songs, for into the songs go the anger, fears and frustrations, the hopes and aspirations.”
I have created a series of videos that highlight the role of women in the labor movement. Each video portrays an event and includes a song that is related to the event or to the labor movement in general.
The subjects of this video, the fourth in the series, are the 1968 West Virginia mine disaster, a miner’s wife and the song “West Virginia Mine Disaster.”
Charles R. Hale