Ella May Wiggins (1900-1929) was an American textile worker, union organizer, and singer/songwriter murdered by company gun thugs.
"Woody Guthrie considered her one of our nation’s best songwriters. Alan Lomax published her stark union ballads in his acclaimed collections of American folksongs. Pete Seeger recorded a version of her most famous song on a Cold War folk revival album. Her name was Ella May Wiggins, and although she is not well known today, she was one of a handful of southern grassroots…Read more