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|Screening of: The River Ran Red|
|Date||Thursday July 13|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
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 gripping 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.
Also, labor singer Jimmy Kelly will lead a sing-along song salute to Woody Guthrie, the dustbowl balladeer.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee and LaborFest 2017 as part of our Conscientious Projector series.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
For more info, contact: laborfest [at] laborfest.net or call: 415-642-8066
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