Ellen Dawson

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Ellen "Nellie" Dawson Kanki (14 December 1900 - 17 April 1967), best known as Ellen Dawson, was a Scottish-American political activist and trade union organizer in the textile industry. Dawson is best remembered as an active participant in three of the greatest textile strikes of the 1920s; the 1926 Passaic textile strike, the 1928 New Bedford textile strike, and the 1929 Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, North Carolina. An activist in the Communist Party USA during the 1920s, Dawson was the first woman elected to a leadership position in an American textile union.

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Ellen Dawson
Born(1900-12-14)14 December 1900
Barrhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died17 April 1967(1967-04-17) (aged 66)
OccupationTextile worker