On a hot summer day in 1934, a group of sharecroppers came together in Tyronza, Arkansas, to form the Southern Tenant Farmers Union.

Today their informal headquarters, a dry cleaners and gas station owned by two of the organizers serves as a museum dedicated to sharecroppers and the Depression-era farm labor activities that grew into a national movement.

Visit this site and learn about the union that made history by involving both blacks and whites, men and women, in leadership positions and served as a forerunner to the Civil Rights movement.

An Arkansas State University Heritage Site

117 Main Street


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