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1 Through the Lens the National Child Labor Committee Nancy Taylor American Institute for History Education Volusia, Florida 2012

2 Florida Standard SS.912.A.3.12 Compare how different nongovernmental organizations and progressives worked to shape public policy, restore economic opportunities, and correct injustices in American life.

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4 1870 census recorded 750,000 children working in the mines, mills, streets, fields, and factories.

5 The census in 1900 recorded 2,000,000 children.

6 Businessman, ASA G. Candler, one of Coca Cola’s founders said, "The most beautiful sight that we see is the child at labor. As early as he may get at labor the more beautiful, the more useful does his life get to be.” http: //inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/ss/coke_ads.htm

7 April 25, 1904 Mass Meeting Carnegie Hall New York City Attended by men and women concerned about the plight of working children National Child Labor Committee formed to gain support of prominent Americans and To identify the extend and scope of the problem

8 1907 NCLC was chartered by an Act of Congress They quickly began to rally support and move toward action and advocacy

9 1908 NCLC hired Lewis Wickes Hine Budding anthropologist and photographer Son of a tailor from Wisconsin Former school teacher “His photographs would awaken the consciousness of the nation, and change the reality of life for millions of impoverished, undereducated children” National Child Labor Organization

10 1912 NCLC achieved one of its first goals The establishment of a Children’s Bureau in both U.S. Department of Commerce and U. S. Department of Labor

11 NCLC worked for passage of state and federal legislation to ban most forms of child labor Promoted compulsory education in all states Published and disseminated the photographs of Lewis Hine

12 Lewis Hine Photographs Displayed in Exhibits Shared at Public Meetings Seen at Lectures accompanied by lantern slides Plastered on building and post as Broadsides (posters)

13 Step Back in Time National Child Labor Committee (Early 1900s) Your Job: Create a Broadside using Lewis Hine photographs to dramatize the plight of working children Your Objective: To move people to action - to bring an end to child labor

14 Directions Analyze all of the photographs in the packet Choose 6 photographs that you believe best tell the story of child labor and impact your audience Decide what is the “message” of your Broadside? What are you trying to tell people? Use the Broadside Worksheet Packet to guide you as you create your Broadside Create a title for your broadside. Determine the order and arrangement of the photographs for your display. Create a title for your Broadside. Write an introduction that gives direction to the broadside message. Write a final statement that gives a clear evaluation of the issues of child labor makes a call to action. Create your Broadside.

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