Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
 

 

Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931

Del Duca, Robert; Seltzer, Leo
Date Written:  01/01/1931
Year Published:  1982   First Published:  1931
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16671

WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.

Abstract:  This program shows the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930. Hundreds were injured when the crowd of approximately 100,000 was rushed by police. Police brutality was a regular occurence at social protests during the 1930's and the WFPL sought to enlighten the public about the conditions faced by protesters. Museum of Modern Art Library. 7 mins.

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