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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Harry Boyd Presents "The Pullman Strike"
Location: Multipurpose Room
Time: 6:30pm
The Pullman Company, owned by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars, and by 1894 it operated "first class" sleeping cars on almost every one of the nation's major railroads. The name Pullman was a household word. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Americans witnessed many strikes.  Their causes varied. One strike in particular, the Pullman strike of 1894, affected rail transportation nationwide, essentially bringing American business to a halt.  Workers resented not only their cut in wages, but management's intrusiveness into their personal lives. The federal government had to get involved, with federal troops being sent out to open railroads.  This strike shaped national labor policy in the United States during a period of deep economic depression. 
This is a FREE event.