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Sat, Sep 03


The WALS Foundation

Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium VI

Annual, all day labor history symposium focused on regional labor history will feature Dr. John Hennen and other speakers.

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Time & Location

Sep 03, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The WALS Foundation, 1413 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

About the event

Doors open at 9:30am for Registration and Continental Breakfast. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Joe William Trotter, Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University, author of African American Workers and the Appalachian Coal Industry
  • Dr. Anne T. Lawrence, professor of management emerita, San Jose University, and author of On Dark and Bloody Ground: An Oral History of the West Virginia Mine Wars. 

12pm - Lunch Break, lunch provided. Walking tour to the Reuther and Gadby monuments with Dr. Hal Gorby 

  • Dr. John Hennen, emeritus professor of history at Morehead State University, and author of A Union for Appalachian Healthcare Workers: The Radical Roots and Hard Fights of Local 1199
  • Kim Kelly, independent journalist, author and organizer, and author of Fight Like Hell: The Untold Story of American Labor

Tickets are $20, $10 for students. For more information visit

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