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Women and labor on the Iron Range

Women in the labor movement is the subject of a free lecture noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 in The Underground, first floor of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.

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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, an organizer in the 1916 miners' strike on the Iron Range, was the inspiration for Joe Hill's song, "The Rebel Girl." (Public domain image)

Women in the labor movement is the subject of a free lecture noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 in The Underground, first floor of the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.

Megan Marsnik will talk about "Immigrant Labor Uprisings in Northern Minnesota," derived from her research on the 1916 miners' strike on the Iron Range. She will also read passages from her book, "Under Ground," a historic online novel published by the Star Tribune. She will highlight actual events and people who inspired her writing.

Marsnik, originally from Biwabik, resides and teaches in the Twin Cities area. She frequently presents on the significance of women in local and national labor history.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact Julie Bolos, (218) 733-7568, julie@thehistorypeople.org .

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