In the depths of Jim Crow, 10,000 tobacco workers demanded justice from the corporate elite.

And they won.

Community members will unveil a historic state marker on April 20, 2013 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There will be a panel discussion at First Calvary Baptist Church in downtown Winston followed by a march to honor the interracial unionizing of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company by Local 22.

Interviews:
-Larry Little, son of R.J. Reynolds worker and professor at Winston-Salem State University
-Earline Parmon, protege of union leaders and N.C. State Senator
-Richard Koritz, son of Local 22 director, Philip Koritz, and labor activist
-Robert Korstad, author of "Civil Rights Unionism" and professor at Duke University

Production, cinematography and editing:
Jonathan Michels

Photographs courtesy of the Forsyth County Public Library, the family of Sarah Koritz and Robert Korstad.

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