Labor Trail Video

Beyond Haymarket and Pullman: Mapping Chicago's Working Class Struggles
(October, 2002)

Presented by CAN TV Community Partners & The Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies. At this initial kick-off meeting of the Labor Trail project, labor activists and historians spoke about the broader context of Chicago’s labor and working-class history, as well as events such as the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre, the founding of the Chicago Teachers’ Union, and the 1980 Firefighters’ Strike, among others. Speakers included Leon Despres, Katie Jordan, Les Orear, Elwood Flowers, Tom Suhrbur, Ed Sadlowski, and others.

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Labor in the Black Metropolis
(March 2003)

Presented by CAN TV Community Partners & The Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies. At this event cosponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Chicago Public Library, African American labor activists --including Dr. Timuel Black, Rev. Addie Wyatt, Elwood Flowers of the Illinois Federation of Labor, and Ray Harris of AFSCME -- shared their historic experiences in the struggle for workers' rights on the job and in the community.

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