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"Section of 1937 May Day Parade of 250,000"

This clipping from the April 1938 edition of the Daily Worker shows marchers from a local chapter of the Teachers Union, affiliated with the A.F.L., taking part in the May Day parade of 1937. The paraders marched down 8th, 9th, and 10th Avenues in Manhattan as they worked their way towards Union Square in a show of support for organized labor unions and, in particular that year, against fascism in Spain.

The Daily Worker was a newspaper published the Communist Party USA. Though they cite 250,000 participants in the day's events, a New York Times' article from May 2nd placed the figure at a more modest 70,000.
Creator | Daily Worker
Date Created | April 1938
Item Type | Still Image (Photograph)
Cite This document | Daily Worker, “"Section of 1937 May Day Parade of 250,000",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3982.

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