Western Reserve Public Media Specials

Under Fire, Under Siege: Strikebreakers in Kent, Ohio

Special | 56m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1936, two truckloads of Cleveland strikebreakers crashed through a peaceful picket line in Kent, OH. They fired sawed-off shotguns and tear gas in an attempt to intimidate the workers and break a six-week-old strike at the Black & Decker Co. The strikebreakers not only failed to end the strike but had the tables reversed on them as strikers and sympathizers fired rifles at them for six hours.

Aired: 01/11/21

Rating: NR

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Western Reserve Public Media Specials is a local public television program presented by WNEO.