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The Railroad Strike of 1877
November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The first nationwide strike had a tremendous impact on Pennsylvania, rousing workers and communities to oppose the wage cut imposed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The strike culminated in Pittsburgh on July 21, when 40 people were killed and 38 buildings were burned. The program will also describe Robert Ammon’s efforts to get the workers to run the railroad.
Bill Barry is the retired Director of Labor Studies at The Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk, and the author of The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore, which will be available for sale.