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W.M. Nelson, a black miner in Croweburg, Kansas, writes Governor Allen about pending legislation involving the Court of Industrial Relations. This legislation would have a panel in charge of hearing both sides of labor disputes. Nelson writes "I did think once when you had this law pass you entruded on the miners of Kansas. But I highly appreciate the action that you taken because it cause many woman an children to get three meals a day." Nelson goes on to say "This is the first time in history that the colored miner had one part of a show in District 17." The Court of Industrial Relations was later passed on January 1920 by special session of the Kansas legislature.

Creator: Nelson, W.M.
Date: February 26, 1920

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Item Number: 213490
Call Number: Governors Office Correspondence Governor Henry Allen Box 12 Folder Court of Industrial Relations N
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213490

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