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Revisit Lowell During the Mill Controversy

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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