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Jews, Class and History: The 1910s, Organized Workers
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Jews, Class and History: The 1910s, Organized Workers

October 5 , 4:00 pm

Marchers bear signs reading "Abolish [Child] Slavery" in English and Yiddish, probably taken during May 1, 1909 labor parade in New York City. (George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress via My Jewish Learning)

Jewish Currents presents a panel on the strikes, songs and philosophies of “the Jewish working class” of the first decades of the 20th century.  Why do people find such inspiration in this period, and how did labor and socialism actually develop? Featuring Tony Michels, the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin-Madison; Alice Kessler-Harris, the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Emerita, at Columbia University; and Julia Salazar, a New York State Senator representing New York’s 18th State Senate District. Moderated by Kim Kelly, a freelance journalist and organizer based in Philadelphia.


October 5
4:00 pm


Jewish Currents