During the Strike for Black Lung Benefits His Wife Wheeled Him in Front of a Train to Stop It

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Taken May 1974
Original Caption: Jack Smith, 42, Rhodell, West Virginia, Seated in the Beer Joint He Operates in a Wheel-Chair Bought for Him by His Friend Arnold Miller, President of the United Mine Workers Union. He Was Disabled at Age 21 after a Year in the Mines and Had to Wait 18 Years to Collect Workman's Compensation. He Stays Current on Union Affairs and Will Man a Picket Line. During the Strike for Black Lung Benefits His Wife Wheeled Him in Front of a Train to Stop It.
U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14034
Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-
Subjects:
West Virginia (United States) state
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA