Teaching Hidden Histories

This website includes resources, pre-work, and information about the process of receiving PDPs and applying for stipends for the second Teaching Hidden History workshop. For more information about the other two workshops visit usingessexhistory.org.

WORKSHOP 4

Change-makers in the face of Nativism: The Lawrence Strike of 1919 and the push to "Americanize" the workforce

Virtual Meeting, Saturday, November 20, 2021. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

How does the labor movement of the early 20th century in Lawrence and its context of aggressive nativism help us understand the lingering impulse to “Americanize” newcomers and de-value “essential workers"? What role does civics education play in the past and present as we define what it means to be an American? How do change-makers and members of the immigrant community in our region grapple with these issues today? Join us as we explore these and other questions at our next “Teaching Hidden Histories” workshop on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Image: Photo of a machine gun that Lawrence police deployed in May 1919. The photo was taken behind the Oliver School next to a Lithuanian strikers' meeting place.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.