Washerwomen Strike

In 1881, not even two decades out of slavery, a group of Atlanta's African American washerwomen started the "Washing Society" and launched the fight for higher wages, respect and acknowledgement of black women's important role in the New South economy. One of best lesser-known 'herstories' of the city.

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