SIGStory #6

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President Lincoln and Cuba

The entire world mourned the death of the President, but none more than the people working in the fields of Cuba who showed their grief by wearing black mourning bands, The Cuban government that benefited from maintaining a hierarchical society reacted by banning the wearing of mourning bands and imposing a fine on anyone wearing such a band. Undeterred, the field workers paid the fine and pinned the receipt for payment on their shirts to show their respect for the fallen U.S. President.

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