Friday, December 30, 2011

"Bread and Roses" Strike Centennial

Hat-tip to UNISONActive for their post on the Centennial anniversary next year of the "Bread and Roses" Textile Factory Strike in the United States.  Check out this link for the AFL-CIO site and video. YouTube clip of the Boston Workmen's Circle A Besere Velt (A Better World) Yiddish Chorus.  Which is quite apt.  The lyrics and tune is quite unforgettable and even haunting.


JKS said...

2012 will indeed be the year of commemorating the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike,an important event of our heritage.

Please connect with us on Facebook:

Lawrence, MA, will hold numerous centennial events, as will other places.

Look at our calendar:

and plan a visit!

John Gray said...


Good luck with the event. A bit far to come I'm afraid but one day.