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Struggles In Steel: A Story of African-American Steel Workers

February 12 @ 4:15 pm - 5:40 pm

Free

Susquehanna University’s Blough-Weis Library will present a screening of Pittsburgh filmmaker Tony Buba’s documentary Struggles In Steel: A Story of African-American Steel Workers at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Room 104 in the library.

The event is free and open to the public and will be preceded by a 3:30 p.m. reception in honor of Buba, who will be on-campus for the screening, in addition to meeting with students in English and screenwriting.

Struggles In Steel came about after a local television station did a program about the closing of the major steel mills in the Pittsburgh region. Ray Henderson, a former mill worker who had worked in the mills for 18 years, couldn’t help but notice that not one black worker was shown. This despite the fact that African-American workers had formed a critical part of the labor force in western Pennsylvania for 125 years.

Henderson reached out to his old friend Buba, and together they created Struggles In Steel, a history of African-Americans’ contributions not just to the steel industry, but to the labor movement itself. Featuring interviews with over 70 African-American workers and revelatory archival footage, Struggles In Steel presents a striking counterpoint to the stereotypical black male image.

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:40 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Susquehanna University
Phone:
570-372-2787
Website:
www.susqu.edu/theatre

Venue

Susquehanna University, Blough-Weis Library
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, 17870
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Phone:
570.374.0101
Website:
www.susqu.edu