Film and discussion on Saturday, December 15th: Save the Date for a showing of "The Uprising of '34"

23 Sep 2012 10:57 PM | Posted by GNHLHA
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 15th, 2012: New Haven Public Library
Community Room, 1:30-4:30pm,
“THE UPRISING OF ‘34”-- Film showing and discussion led by Anthony Riccio and Troy

This remarkable documentary by the late George Stoney and his former student, Judith Helfand,
depicts the events of the Southern Textile Strike of 1934. It includes a powerful section about
a horrific event at Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, South Carolina, where the mayor who was
also superintendent of the mill organized gunmen to fire their weapons at the striking workers,
killing seven men. According to Frank Beacham, the grandson of the mayor/ mill owner, “when
I was growing up in Honea Path during the 1960s, the subject of the mill violence was taboo…I
learned the truth about Honea Path’s history in 1994 from a rough-cut of Stoney’s film.”

Join us for a powerful film and a discussion of its implications today!
Greater New Haven Labor History Association  •  267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513 • •

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