presented by Kate Carney as Mrs. Larcom
Tuesday September 12, 12:30 pm
Memorial Hall FREE
The abuses of mill workers that Mrs.
Larcom witnessed in the Lowell mills in
the 1840's continued over the years, and
finally led to the Bread and Roses
Strike of 1912. Mrs. Larcom watched as
the seeds of labor's troubles in
the mills were planted. Step into Mrs.
Larcom's boardinghouse to hear about
Lowell's famous mill girls. Protest is
in the air as mill conditions are
getting dangerous, accidents keep
happening, and the pay's being cut.
Should Mrs. Larcom speak up or stay
quiet? Listeners exchange questions and
answers with this homey housemother who
asks, "What is happening to the promise
of Lowell?" A spell-binding story as
fresh as today's headlines.
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