Events this week mark anniversaries of Black Monday, Little Steel Strike
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor hosts an exhibit and a symposium this week to commemorate two significant events – the 75th anniversary of the Little Steel Strike and the 35th anniversary of Black Monday.
A new exhibit titled “Labor and New Deal Art” will open at the museum at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Attorney and activist Staughton Lynd will give a keynote address at 6 p.m. on the topic titled “The Little Steel Strike and the Steel Mill Shutdowns.”
The exhibit features artwork produced during the New Deal which focuses on different aspects of workers and work. Images from the Massillon Museum, Butler Institute of American Art and the Columbus Museum of Art are included in the exhibit.
The symposium, “Crucibles of Change: New Perspectives on Labor During the Great Depression and World War II,” will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the museum.
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