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Inman, Mary (11 June 1894–Jan. 1985), trade union organizer, Marxist theorist, and author, was born Ida Mary Inman in Burnside, Kentucky, and moved to Creek Nation Indian Territory in Oklahoma when she was six. She was the fourth daughter and youngest of Mildred Taylor Inman and James Jett Inman’s nine children. Her mother died when Inman was eleven, her oldest sister died two years later, and she spent the next decade caring for her father and brothers....

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Madar, Olga Marie (17 May 1915–16 May 1996), labor union feminist, was born in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, the ninth of thirteen children of Paul Madar and Anna (Seman) Madar, both of whom were Czechoslovakian immigrants. Her father, originally a coal miner, later owned and operated a grocery store with his wife. The grocery did not survive the onset of the Great Depression and, like many immigrant families who migrated to the cities in search of work, the Madar family moved to Detroit in ...