#576 God Bless America & John L. Lewis


Biograph: John Llewellyn Lewis was a coal miner and son of coal miners who became an American labour leader & president of the United Mine Workers of America (1920–60). He was also the chief founder and first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO; 1936–40), now part of the AFL-CIO. He left school in the seventh grade and went to work in the mines … Continue reading #576 God Bless America & John L. Lewis