Bread and Roses 1912-2012 posted The Coal Creek War on Facebook.
On Oct. 31, 1891, in response to an ongoing attempt by coal mine owners to replace miners with convicts leased by the state, a group of miners burned the Tennessee Coal Mining Company stockade in Briceville and seize the Knoxville Iron Company stockade at Coal Creek, freeing over 300 convicts and supplying them with food and civilian clothes.
I am publishing a copy of this here before Facebook is forced by Congress to call this Russian propaganda. You know this is the type of thing that the oligarchs owning Congress do not want people in the USA to see. Think about this before you jump on the Russia hysteria bandwagon.
November 1, 2017
Just to maker sure I wasn’t falling victim to “fake news”, I did a Google search. I came up with many entries. I’ll just post the link to the Wikipedia entry Coal Creek War.