Sat, May 11|
Westerly Public Library
Hibernian Influence in Rhode Island's Labor Movement
Time & Location
May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Westerly Public Library, 44 W Broad St, Westerly, RI 02891, Terrace Room (third floor)
About the Event
Irish immigrants flocked to membership and leadership in the 19th century American Labor movement. Through strikes and political activity, these "horny-fisted sons and daughters of toil" created a new and better life here. Come hear their story! Scott Molloy presents, Irish LTD provides the music and the stories behind the songs. Light refreshments served.
Scott Molloy is an author and Professor Emeritus at URI Schmidt Labor Research Center, where he taught RI, Irish and Union history.