Invitation to the 1919 Boston Police Strike Centennial Commemoration on Saturday, September 7

CLICK HERE to watch the unedited/draft video of the event.


Boston Post article on police strike

“Police vote to strike tonight, walkout at 5:45 p.m. rollcall,” The Boston Post

What: 1919 Boston Police Strike Centennial Commemoration

Where:  UMass Boston campus
University Hall
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02125

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Join us at 3:00 pm for exhibits and light refreshments. Program begins promptly at 4:00 pm.

RegisterSeating is limited so (free) registration is required.

The 1919 Boston Police Strike Project aims to document and preserve the stories of the more than 1,130 police officers who were involved in this highly influential labor strike, which had lasting effects in the City of Boston and across the United States.  The project is a collaboration between the Boston Police Department Archives, the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Boston City Archives, dedicated volunteer researchers, and family members of men who participated in the strike.  The centennial event on September 7 will commemorate the men who took part in the strike, honor the families who lived with its aftermath, and celebrate the work of the volunteers in researching and compiling biographical profiles for the striking officers for the benefit of researchers, historians, students, family members, and the general public.

Click here to register for this free event.

Project volunteers and family members of strikers: participate in the commemoration by sending us a brief video of your memories and stories about your striker ancestor before July 15, 2019. Click here to learn about how easy it is to create and submit a video.

Directions to UMass Boston.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please notify UMass Boston at least two weeks prior to the event by visiting the ADA Accomodations webpage. (

This event is made possible through the contributions of time and expertise by the project volunteers and the staff of the Healey Library at UMass Boston, the Boston Police Archives, and the Boston City Archives, as well as the generous financial support of the Zapata-Saavedra Library Fund, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Boston Police Relief Organization, the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, the City of Boston Credit Union,  Brenda and Tom O’Brien, Ms. Celeste Finison, Mr. Peter Killelea, Mr. Robert Severy, and Ms. Margaret R. Sullivan. 

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  1. Jean and Barry Lamkin will happily be there….our two sons would also like to attend if possible.

    My sister Helen Condon will also attend

    Looking forward to this and thank you!

  2. will this presentation be available AFTER the event. My grandfather was involved in the strike, but I have no documentation to support my mothers story

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