Members of the National Child Labor Committee lobbied for change and produced poster exhibits urging protection of children. But even sentiments expressed in those posters - which were created to help the youth of America - reflect harsh expectations.

  • "Every child should work but the work must develop not deaden"
  • "Working children go to school part of the time"
  • Child Labor Reform poster advocates for compulsory education so that every child "shall have some chance to develop the best that is in him."
  • National Child Labor Committee exhibit panel shows a map, developed with census data, depicting children who work in the various states. It asks the question: "What have you done for them?"
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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5186stories and lessons created

Original Release: Apr 01, 2004

Updated Last Revision: Dec 25, 2013

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