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Ballad of the Striking Miners: Ballada Strajkujacych Gornikow!


The image here is a picture taken of one of the circulated copies of the "Ballad of the Striking Workers." Referenced in Padraic Kenney's scholarly interview segment "Does This Poem Explain the Strike?," this ballad (and many others like it) were used effectively by Solidarity in its campaign to popularize its anti-governmental activities as well as communicate its ideas to the broader public. The second attached file is the translation of the Polish.


Padriac Kenney, Elizabeth M Norris (translator)

How to Cite this Source

Unknown, "Ballad of the Striking Miners: Ballada Strajkujacych Gornikow!" Making the History of 1989, Item #703, (accessed May 28 2021, 3:35 pm).