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Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

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June 2: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. In the U.S., the I.W.W (or Wobblies), which led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, was especially known for its rousing and satirical songs, including the anthemic “Solidarity Forever.” Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930.


About the Presenter

Image of Mark A GreenbergMark Greenberg is an educator, writer, musician, and media producer. He has taught at Goddard College and the University of Vermont and produced award-winning recordings and radio and video documentaries.

He wrote for the JVC-Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthologies of Music and Dance of the Americas, Europe, and Africa and has recorded music by recent immigrants and refugees in the state for the Vermont Folklife Center’s New Neighbors project.


June 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tenney Memorial Library
4886 Main St S
Newbury, VT 05051 United States
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