Historical Marker to Recognize R.J. Reynolds Local 22
A new historical marker will be erected Saturday in Winston-Salem to recognize Local 22, a union that formed at R-J Reynolds in the 1940's. In 1943, African American leaf workers initiated a sit-down strike at R-J Reynolds over worker concerns for health and safety. The commemoration activities will begin at noon with a panel discussion at First Calvary Baptist Church. Participants will then march to the tobacco district's historical marker site at the corner of Fourth St. and Martin Luther King Drive.
For more information, visit the Local 22 website.