An Army of Child Laborers Went to War Against Wealthy Publishers And Won

Kids on strike vs. men in suits

Kids (Newsboys) who distributed newspapers for companies — image from nydailynews.com

In 1899, almost five thousand young child laborers, who ranged from seven to twelve years old, went on a strike against two publishing tycoons with the intention of demanding better wages. One of the strike’s leaders, a newsboy named Kid Blink, hyped the other newsboys with the statement,

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