Commemorate May Day -- H-Labor’s Mayday Round Table

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Co-sponsored by LAWCHA, this H-Labor roundtable event is intended to be a first among many. as well as a moment for us to  commemorate Mayday.

The discussion features:

Ahmed White, Lara Vapnek, Tobias Higbie, and Jasper Conner who will discuss Peter Cole’s new book Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, moderated by Kofui Attoh.

The book explores a  brilliant union organizer and a humorous orator, Benjamin Fletcher (1890–1949) was a
tremendously important and well-loved African American member of the IWW during its
heyday. Fletcher helped found and lead Local 8 of the IWW’s Marine Transport Workers
Industrial Union, unquestionably the most powerful interracial union of its era, taking a
principled stand against all forms of xenophobia and exclusion.

Please register in advance and join us via zoom:

May 1, 2021 @ 4PM EST

This event is being co-sponsored by H-Labor (of H-Net) and The Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA).