"Friens and feller workers. Dis is a time which tries de hearts of men. Dis is de time when we'se got to stick together like glue.... We know wot we wants and we'll git it even if we is blind." - Kid Blink
The Newsboys Strike of 1899 was a turning point in history. It showed how much of a difference a person make in the world. It all started when a couple of unknown orphans living on the streets of New York, selling newspapers to make a living. The two most powerful men in New York City, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst made the decision to raise the prices of the newspapers. This news led to a sharp disagreement between Pulitzer and Hearst vs. the Newsboys. This led to a fight for their livelihood, giving the Newsboys the chance to win a cause they believed was their right. In the end, it was a successful battle won by none other than... The Newsboys!
The Newsboys Strike of 1899 was symbolic of treating people equally. It showed that no matter where or how one is brought up, how they looked, or how popular they were, if one stands up for what they believe, one can make a huge difference in the world.
Newsboys - Orphans or homeless kids, who sell newspapers to earn money for food and important needs to survive.
Newsies - Another word for Newsboys