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Florence Reece

  • Come all of you good workers, / Good news to you I'll tell / Of how the good old union / Has come in here to dwell. / Which side are you on?

    • Florence Reece,
    • "Which Side Are You On?" (1931), in Edith Fowke and Joe Glazer, eds., Songs of Work and Protest ()
  • [On union organizing in the '20s and '30s:] The women used their songs to organize coal mining families into the union. They were one of the most effective organizing tools because they captured the spiritual, emotional, and physical feelings of people who were dying of starvation while they fought some of the bloodiest battles union organizing has ever known.

    • Florence Reece,
    • in Kathy Kahn, ed., Hillbilly Women ()

Florence Reece, U.S. social activist, poet, folksinger

(1900 - 1986)

Full name: Florence Patton Reece.