The Ludlow Massacre: Fighting for Workers’ Rights, 1914

Today, Ludlow, Colorado is a ghost town, yet it remains the site of the deadliest labor war in American history in 1914.

On April 20th, 1914, Colorado state militiamen attacked a massive tent colony erected by striking miners and their families who had been evicted from their company homes, killing eighteen of them, including women and children. The attack sparked a pitched battle. Between September 1913 and the end of April 1914, 75-100 people were killed and dozens more injured and jailed.

Written by Scott Ward. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Video production by Katherine Weiss, Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Laura Seeger.