History Revealed: Strike!
Strike!: Twenty Days in 1970 When Minneapolis Teachers Broke the Law
Dr. William D. Green
History Revealed Series
Program Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Video on YouTube
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library
Dr. William Green shares the history behind his new book which recreates twenty days in April 1970 when a then-illegal strike by Minneapolis’s public school teachers marked a singular moment of cultural upheaval—and forever changed the city’s politics, labor law, educational climate, and the right to collective bargaining. In this open discussion, Dr. Green describes the history and circumstances leading to the teachers’ extraordinary action, which pitted the progressive and conservative teachers’ unions against each other, both against the all-powerful school district and a draconian Minnesota law – and how that affected the teachers and the students, even today.
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