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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa, 1989

Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność.

With his history of organizing workers to strike against the government, another rise in food prices led to a strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk. It inspired other similar strikes in Gdańsk, which then spread across Poland, and ultimately led to Walesa being chosen as chairman of the National Coordinating Committee of the Solidarność (Solidarity) Free Trade Union. Read more (Wikipedia)

Lech Walesa was photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1989, at Government House in Ottawa.