BREAD AND ROSES: ST. JOHN’S ACTIVIST JULIA SALTER EARLE
by Maura Hanrahan and Paul Butler
One day, at the height of the Great Depression, a petite woman led a march of 500 unemployed men through the streets of St. John’s. They headed to the Colonial Building, the seat of Newfoundland government, and were about to enter the building, when the tiny woman stopped and raised her hand.
"If you have liquor in your pocket get rid of it," she said.