Bread and Roses Missouri hosts fundraiser for ‘1877,’ a play about the first general strike in St. Louis
The Labor Tribune recently published a comprehensive article on "1877", a play presented by Bread and Roses Missouri, which delves into the historic St. Louis General Strike of 1877. This significant event marked the first general strike in the U.S., addressing pressing issues like racial injustice, child labor, and the quest for an eight-hour workday. Written by Colin McLaughlin, the play offers a deep dive into the united efforts of 20,000 workers who took a stand against prevailing injustices. For those interested in learning more about this pivotal moment in labor history and the artistic rendition capturing its essence, the Labor Tribune's article serves as a valuable resource. Read more here.