The Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania has a rich history of working class struggle.
Profit-hungry coal barons ruthlessly exploited miners, pitting them against one another by stirring up ethnic tension.
In response, our communities have historically come together to fight for dignity.
Coal is no longer king, but this pattern persists. Power remains in the hands of a few; we still suffer economically; and anti-immigrant sentiment has resurged.
Tired of manipulative elites dividing us, Anthracite Unite is committed to collectively learning the truth about the forces that keep so many of us down.
The stories we tell on this blog will revisit the past and reflect upon the present from a perspective that is unapologetically pro-working class and anti-racist.
Our larger goal is to empower members of our community and build unity despite our differences, rendering us capable of standing up to modern day coal barons.