Strider, Benjamin F. [Colored Shoe Makers Union](born: 1870 - died: 1942)
In 1911, the Colored Shoe Makers Union was held in Hamilton, OH. Benjamin Franklin Strider (1870-1942), from Lexington, KY, was the speaker at the barbecue held during the meeting. The Boot and Shoe Makers Union had very few Colored members in 1911. It is not known when the Colored Shoe Makers Union was formed or how long it existed. Benjamin Strider was a shoemaker and shared the business with Harry Nichols. Their Strider & Nichols business was located at 333 Race Street [source: p.579 in Lexington City Directory 1909]. Benjamin F. Strider was the son of Mary Triggs Strider and Rev. Benjamin J. Strider [source: B. F. Strider's death certificate]. Strider is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. For more see Benjamin Strider, Jr. in "Colored Notes," Lexington Leader, 06/25/1911, p.5.