On February 18, 1969, UMW coal miners went on strike to protest the absence of black lung benefits.
The Black Lung Strike
"Mines Are Idled Over 'Black Lung'"
"Coal Miners Sound Call of 'No Law, No Work'"
Proposed Black Lung Legislation
Report of the Occupational Pneumoconiosis Board
Audio/Video Clip of Black Lung Rally
On This Day in West Virginia History: February