Tananbaum, Duane, Drawn to public service

(New York, NY :  Columbia University Libraries,  c2009.)



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2.    Do You Think He'll Hear Our Knocking?

New York World Telegram, 12 February 1935.

To help pay the rent and purchase other necessities, working class families often needed their
children to work in factories or at other jobs where their health and safety were imperiled. Here
the children of New York are calling on Governor Lehman for help. Lehman heard their cry
and tried to petsuade the state legislature to ratify the federal Child Labor amendment, but the
lawmakers refused to do so. The Governor did convince the legislature to taise the minimum
school attendance age to sixteen and ban the sale of goods produced by child labor within the sta
of New York.
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