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todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, January 3, 1931: Drought and the Great Depression causes hundreds of angry farmers to converge on the town of England, Arkansas, demanding that the Red Cross give them the assistance that had been promised to feed the starving members of their community. When his appeals to President Herbert Hoover for federal aid were dismissed, Will Rogers – who read about the situation in England in the newspaper – embarked on a tour for drought relief.