The Ludlow Massacre, one of history’s most violent moments in labor relations, took place on April 20, 1914 on the prairies of southern Colorado. The massacre was part of the Colorado Coal Field Wars, a longer conflict over dangerous working conditions and unfair labor practices, which left dozens of people dead including women and children.
Read more, see photos and listen to Remembering the Ludlow Massacre 100 years later reported and produced by Shanna Lewis for Colorado Public Radio.
The memories of Ludlow were difficult for those who lived through the violence. Yet, Ludlow formed an important part of their family legacies. Read more about the families affected by Ludlow and see their photos