Ericka Wills Living What She Teaches With Anniversary March

Published: Sept. 17, 2021

The Battle of Blair Mountain occurred in Logan County, West Virginia as part of the Coal Wars – a series of early 20th-century labor disputes in Appalachia. Today, the United Mine Workers of America retraced the miners’ march to that historic battle. “It’s all part of a larger historical struggle for unionization rights in the United States,” said Ericka Wills, a Lecturer in the New Directions in Politics and Public Policy Program. Wills traveled from Colorado to participate in the march, and to embed herself in the lessons she teaches as a professor. 

UMWA retraces miners’ march for Blair Mountain’s 100th anniversary   
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