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#TheHistoryProject - Frank Keeney - Union Leader & Renegade: Part 3 - The West Virginia Mine Wars


Heroes often rise from the place where they were born and Frank Keeney is just such an example. Born in Cabin Creek, he grew up in the epicenter of the labor struggle of West Virginia's southern coalfields. He did not wait for things to get fixed but decided to fix them himself, getting elected to the UMWA and leading the miners to the first major strike in the state.

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