Women’s Work and Labor Activism

Mar 31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meeting Room A


Join us for the final program in our Women’s History @ Noon series!

In the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century, American women entered the paid work force in unprecedented numbers. This talk outlines women’s employment opportunities and examines two important and overlapping instances of women’s labor activism – an effort to desegregate women’s work at the Liddle and Carter garment factory in 1897 and a major strike of women workers at the American Cereal Company in 1898. Presented by Brie Swenson Arnold, Assistant Professor of History at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.

This is a virtual program. Contact the Reference Desk to register to view with us in Room B or pre-register to view from home. A different program every Wednesday in March in celebration of Women’s History Month!

Face masks and social distancing are required for events and programs.