Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Telling Our Stories

Labor Day 1916, Garment Workers NYC
Is anyone watching The American Experience on
I recently watched the Triangle Shirt Factory Fire video
and just had to share it.

The video is fifty minutes well spent if you're at all interested 
in learning about the real sacrifices and determination
of our fore-fathers and mothers so that 
we might have a better life and better working conditions

If you have another three minutes, 
give a listen to Utah Phillips telling the story of  
the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912, 
another pivotal point in the shaping of "the people's right 
to control the conditions of their labor." 
Bread and Roses, performed by Utah Phillips 

As Utah Phillips said,
"This is our history, and these are our people,
so you darn well ought to learn it, right?"

Now those are words I can get behind, 
and since I didn't learn these stories in high school  
there's no time like the present!


  1. Eager to find the time to watch - it's amazing the important things we really didn't learn about. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I can't say enough about The American Experience episodes. Telling our stories is so important. If you know of any storytellers, I'm all ears. Such a great way to get through the work day.