Singing Solidarity Forever, Passaic County, 1926

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Title

Singing Solidarity Forever, Passaic County, 1926

Description

Strikers raise their fists and sing as they march down a street during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926.  One striker wears a military uniform. 

Photograph is marked for cropping. 

The I.W.W. song "Solidarity Forever" was sung to the tune of "John Brown's Body." The words, written by Ralph Chplin, begin, 

When the Union's inspiration through the worker's blood shall run,
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun;
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one?
But the Union makes us strong.

Chorus: 
Solidarity forever, solidarity forever,
Solidarity forever, for the union makes us strong.

Date

1926

Contributor

American Labor Museum

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Notes

Learn more:
Passaic Textile Strike, 1926, Social Welfare History Project
Passaic Textile Strike (1926) - film, Social Welfare History Project
Labor, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“Singing Solidarity Forever, Passaic County, 1926,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 12, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/237.