The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

12/16 Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913


Please join us for a private screening of a new PBS documentary

“Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913”

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Screening (6:30 PM) followed by Discussion (7:30 PM).

Free. Reservations Required. For more information, or assistance with reservations, call 212.817.7130

Post-screening discussion
Professor Joshua Freeman

Jonathan Silvers, Producer, Writer, Director

Robert Y. Lee, Co-Producer and Musical Director

Robert Master, CWA District 1

An epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Copper Country in 1913 haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas Eve party. The event remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. The film explores the intensifying battle between organized labor and corporate power, as well as the strike’s cultural legacy which influenced national discourse, music, and legislation during the Progressive Era and the New Deal.

Elebash Recital Hall