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Laborfest: Irish Labor History Walk
Date Sunday July 10
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at 240 2nd St., San Francisco, in front of the Marine Firemen’s Hall near Howard St. Montgomery St BART/Muni Metro Station at Market St. Howard is 2 blocks south of Market St.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Irish Labor History Walk

With IBEW electrician Peter O’Driscoll

This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco in July 1916, and the successful struggle for their release. The tour will also view the sculpture dedicated to the waterfront strikers of 1934 and other historic markers along the way. The tour will end inside Rincon Center, discussing the historic murals dedicated to the labor movement in San Francisco.

See also:
Frame-up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, by Curt Gentry (1931-2014) (died in San Francisco), W. W. Norton, 1967
http://www.dickmeister.com/id331.html, Mooney and Billings: Framed!
http://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/embarcadero-labor-statue.html (ILWU Sculpture)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rincon_Center#Murals_history
http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 17th, 2016 7:42 AM

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