The Unsinkable Molly Brown

margaret-brown-blogLabor negotiator? Yep. Both sides asked the Denver socialite (and Titanic survivor) to help out with the Ludlow, CO mine strike in 1914. More than 20 people had died in confrontations between militia and strikers. Mrs. Brown had offered aid and relief to strikers and their families.

She used her skills and media pressure on mining magnate John D. Rockefeller to get concessions for the miners. The strike ended in 1915.

And her legend blew up 45 years later with the musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Before that, she was never called “Molly.”