"Bloody Mingo" Ringer T-Shirt
Cap sleeves with a slimmer torso and double-stitched ribbed trims on neck and sleeve openings. Matte green water-based print on mustard pigment dyed cotton.
Bloody Mingo and the Matewan Massacre; In 1920, not only did coal fuel the homes of West Virginia, but it had a stronghold on the schools, stores and overall livelihoods of miners. Coal companies set destructively low wages paid in privatized scrip which could then only be spent at exclusive company-owned stores. It wasn't until the early 20th century that miners succeeded in unionizing and gained their footing as working citizens. As Matewan miners attempted to gain the recognition of the UMWA, Baldwin-Felts agents fought and eventually killed to keep the workers under the company's iron boot.