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AACHM Oral History: Johnny Barfield

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Johnny W. Barfield was born February 8, 1927, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a child he sold soap house to house and, after tenth grade, joined the U.S. Army where he served in France and Germany. After leaving the Army in 1947, Mr. Barfield became a wall washer for the University of Michigan, where hard work, entrepreneurship, and innovation helped him build the largest cleaning business in Ann Arbor. Mr. Barfield is widely recognized for his philanthropic work and support of the African American and business communities.

Bloodshed In The Coke Regions

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1891
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Indiana Coal Miners

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1891
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A Shut-dowu At Grape Creek

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1891
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Awaiting A Settlement

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1891
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Soon Agreed On A Price

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1891
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Many Miners Lay Off Awhile

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1891
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Brawn's Holiday

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1891
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Coke Region Evictions

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1891
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Strike Postponed

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May
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1891
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