Historic Battleground Saved From Corporate Destruction

The Battlefield of the Largest Armed Uprising in the US Since the Civil War.

In 1921 ten thousand coal miners rebelled against oppressive West Virginia coal companies. At Blair Mountain the coal miners exchanged over one million rounds with coal company forces until the National Guard intervened.

Just this week, after a fierce10 year legal battle, historians and labor rights activists have finally succeeded in making the Blair Mountain battlefield a nationally recognized and protected historic site.

Forgotten History

The Second Battle of Blair Mountain

Upon hearing the National Park Service’s new decision to put Blair Mountain back on the National Registrar of Historic Places, historian and activist Professor Chuck Keeney said, “It has been a very long, arduous struggle, but we finally came out on top.”

UPDATE (5/7/18): Not surprisingly the coal companies will not be giving up their permits easily. The battle continues…

To learn more about the fascinating history of Blair Mountain check out my interview with Professor Chuck Keeney below:

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