Charleston's Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-1946

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About the Exhibit

In October 1945, unionized workers at the American Tobacco Company Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina, launched a strike that lasted five months. This online exhibition provides an overview of the Charleston strike as a distinctive moment in South Carolina history when grassroots alliances led to massive protests and social justice advocacy. Published May 2014.


Project Author: Dwana Waugh, North Carolina A&T State University