In 1899, the streets of New York City echoed with the voices of Newsies.
Peddeling the newspapers of Joseph Pulitizer,
William Randolph Hearst, and other giants of the newspaper world.
On every corner you saw 'em carrying the banner.
Bringing you the news for a penny a pape.
Poor orphans and runaways, the newsies were a ragged army, without a leader.
Until one day, all that changed.