There was a time in our state's history when our mines weren't exactly safe. WAIT! Scratch that! They were in fact DEADLY! Improper wages, working conditions, and hours being forced to work.
In 1921 workers gathered in protest, wearing red bandannas in preparation for the great 'Mine Wars of West Virginia'. There's an absolute mountain to be said about the following years of bloodbath. The red bandannas were well earned, without question. Many losing their jobs, and losing their lives through the statewide, blue collar war that was taking place.
The red bandannas were a pure and actual representation of the movement, within itself. A clear and defined way for this group of brothers to be able to tell themselves apart. Who is standing up for one another, and who keeps their head down. Again, it was war!
Regardless of "creed, or color, or nationality”, these "REDNECKS" held steadfast against the rest. Against the machine.
These miners were West Virginia revolutionaries. A tried and true vision of the fight it took to become 'ONE'.
By wearing these red bandanas, the term "REDNECK" was pronounced and that term stuck with us.
Let's bring it back!
For more information, PLEASE read this killer article written by the amazing people at The Guardian! LEARN SOMETHING TODAY, LADIES AND GENTS!