New in the collection: Gastonia strike photo

Photograph of man speaking to crowd

“The ILD [International Labor Defense] sent Karl Marx Reeve, editor of its monthly paper, the Labor Defender…. Reeve stayed for less than two months, but  later he would considerably inflate his role in the strike.”

— From “Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike” by John A. Salmond” (2014) 
Text on rear of image noting that speaker in photo is Carl Reeves.

Communist activist Karl Marx Reeve was also known in this ACME Newspictures caption and elsewhere as Carl Reeves.

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