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Isaac Cohen's Brotherhood of Labor (1878)

Address:
3501 New York Ave NE
National Arboretum (just inside the New York Avenue entrance)
Washington, DC, United States

Category: Labor Organizations - historic

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

Exploited black laborers at the Federal Brickyards organized into a group referred to as Isaac Cohen's Brotherhood of Labor in 1878 and successfully agitated for higher wages (Peter Winch).
NOTE: this may not be the correct site; this is the site of a "historic brickyard" at the site of what is now the U.S. National Arboretum, which says that "The brickyard was started in 1909-1910, becoming one of more than 100 large and small brick makers then located in the Washington, D.C. area." Further research needs to be conducted to determine the exact location of the Federal Brickyards, where Cohen organized the workers.