Always Bring a Crowd! The Story of Frank Lumpkin, Steelworker


When Wisconsin Steel closed without paying the workers in Chicago, Frank Lumpkin organized the Save Our Jobs Committee. They fought 17 years and won settlements of $19 million. Son of Georgia cotton sharecroppers, Lumpkin became a professional boxer, orange picker, construction worker, merchant seaman, steel-worker and leader of the Communist Party USA.

"Bring a Crowd! Yes. It is masses of people in action who make the turning points in history. And Always Bring A Crowd is a family saga... All of the Lumpkins appear throughout the book and author Bea Lumpkin, Frank's wife, paints their portraits as deftly as any novelist.

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