Legacy Putney: Solidarity Forever

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Putney Public Library
55 Main St
Putney, VT 05346

Legacy Putney: Solidarity Forever
Songs of Unions and Labor Vermont Humanities Council at Putney Public Library with educator, writer, musician, and media producer, Mark Greenberg at Putney Public Library — 55 Main St. Putney.
For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. In the U.S., the I.W.W (or Wobblies), which led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, was especially known for its rousing and satirical songs, including the anthemic “Solidarity Forever.” Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930.