On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Letterhead for the Socialist and Labor Star

Early on the morning of May 9, 1913, military authorities raided the offices of The Socialist and Labor Star, a socialist newspaper in Huntington.

Learn more:
"Star's Plant Destroyed and Its Staff Sent to Jail"
"Socialist Paper Confisacted [sic] And Five Men Arrested"
"Socialists Taken To State Capital By Guard Officers"
Testimony of W. H. Thompson and Wife Before a Subcommittee of the United States Senate
"Eugene V. Debs in West Virginia, 1913: A Reappraisal"

On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History