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|Laborfest: Film: The River Ran Red & Woody Guthrie's Birthday|
|Date||Saturday July 15|
|Time||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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|Santa Cruz Public Library - 224 Church St., Santa Cruz|
Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike
Woody Guthrie: July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.
The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012
By Steffi Domike & Nicole Fauteux
The violence that erupted at Carnegie Steel’s giant Homestead mill near Pittsburgh on July 6, 1892, caused a congressional investigation and trials for treason, motivated a nearly successful assassination attempt on Frick, contributed to the defeat of President Benjamin Harrison for a second term, and changed the course of the American labor movement.
This film is a ripping account of the summer of 1892, in which a bitter conflict erupted at the Carnegie Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The nation’s largest steel maker took on its most militant labor union, with devastating consequences for American workers. Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick head a fascinating cast of characters, which includes 300 armed Pinkerton guards and the would-be anarchist assassin, Alexander Berkman. This American tragedy still resonates 125 years later, especially in communities hard hit by the decline of heavy industry and labor’s diminishing clout.
See also: https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-events/1892-homestead-strike