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Bridgeport, The Great War and the Strikes of 1915 with Carolyn Ivanoff

Sunday, January 21, 4pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Presented with the League of Women Voters.

Educator and historian Carolyn Ivanoff will present a lecture in costume on the year of 1915 in Bridgeport - the triumphant, striking summer. World War I transformed Bridgeport, Connecticut into a powerful arsenal for the allied war effort.  Women workers would play an important role in workers’ rights.  Over 12,000 striking women would win the eight-hour day mostly without any national labor involvement.

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