Invitation: Public history graduate students present on 1919 Boston Police Strike

Riot on Boston Common during the police strike, 1919.

Riot on Boston Common during the police strike, 1919. Courtesy Boston Public Library, Print Department, Leslie  Jones Collection.

 

Please join us to hear UMass Boston public history graduate students’ proposals for supplementing the online database that the project team is preparing for the strike’s centennial on September 9, 2019.

This spring, the graduate students in Dr. Jane Becker’s History 625 seminar in public history interpretation developed new material for the 1919 Boston Police Strike project website. Their practicum projects included mapping locations throughout the city where the strike took place, collecting personal stories and family memories from descendants, and researching how the strike was commemorated among policemen and in the popular press over the past one hundred years. In addition, each of the students wrote two biographical essays of strikers based on the crowd-fueled research that our team of community volunteers has conducted. At this event, the students will share their ideas for presenting this work on the project website.

When: Monday, May 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: CALLI, 4th floor, Healey Library, UMass Boston campus

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to BPstrike@live.umb.edu.

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