“Love Songs” tells the story of the 1943 strike at RJ Reynolds Tobacco in North Carolina, when 10,000 workers walked out, led by Theodosia Simpson, a 23-year-old African American woman. “In many ways, this is a labor story forgotten in history,” says Steve Jones. The strike produced a cadre of leaders that transformed the South, according to Roz Pelles, AFL-CIO Director of Human, Civil and Women’s Rights.
The performance will take place on Saturday June 21, 2014 following the Joe Hill Awards.
The Washington Ethical Society at 7750 16th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
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