Hunger March at La Plaza

Hunger March at La Plaza

Description

A large crowd of Communist Party of America members gather at La Plaza to participate in a Hunger March. The protest, organized by the United Front Conference Against Hunger, was designed to make a statement against the fate of the unemployed and poor. One sign reads, “We Demand $4.00 A Day Not $1.60,” another reads “Where is the American Standard of Living?” and another reads, “We Demand Milk for Our Babies bay Cities Womens Counsel.” According to newspaper sources from the time period, the city leaders were concerned that violence and too much agitation would occur during such demonstrations. Photograph dated November 7, 1933.

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Creator Quillen, Harry