Past Event

Solidarity Forever: Workers and Protest Music in Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by Bucky Halker

Since 1865, Illinois workers have found music and poetry to be powerful tools for voicing their concerns and complaints about the workplace and economic injustice. Coal miners, iron workers, musicians, printers, stockyard hands, janitors, barrel makers, farmers, and machinists have all stepped forward as bards for the working-class cause. As a result of their combined efforts, Illinois has produced more songs and poems of protest than any other state.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Barry Hancock, 618-985-2828.