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Laborfest: Labor History and SF Market Street
Date Saturday July 13
Time 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Meet in front of One Market Street, San Francisco. All buses and trains going on or under Market and Mission Street to the Embarcadero; Embarcadero BART station.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Labor History and Market Street - Walk
(With SF City Guides - by Chuck Schwartz)
The guide will start with the streetcar strike of 1907, talk about the events that led up to Bloody Thursday 1934; then, Bloody Thursday and the General Strike and funerals on Market Street; Thomas J Mooney and the So Called Bomb Trials; then walk up Market Street to the Mechanics Monument where the tour ends the walk with stories about the monument; the sculptor Douglas Tilden and how the Mechanics Monument became a favorite gathering place for labor because of the unusual way it depicts the nobility of labor rather than captains of industry or military heroes.
See also:
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmooney.htm
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAbillingsW.htm
http://mountainviewpeople.blogspot.com/2009/12/douglas-tilden-1860-1935-famous.html

http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm
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