Tucson Metro Chamber

Arizona History Museum

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Name: Arizona History Museum
Date: March 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST
Event Description:
Click Here Nearly 100 years ago, U.S. history changed dramatically as the Government entered the European War "to End All Wars," April 1917. In the mine fields of the West, especially the copper mines of Montana and Arizona, another war was soon brewing. The most shocking underground disaster in US history occurred in early June asphyxiating 168 miners in North Butte, Montana. Agitation throughout Arizona's mining communities culminated July 12, 2017 in the infamous deportation of 1186 miners out of Bisbee, Arizona.

This history is recreated by award-winning recording artist and social justice activist Charlie King in a performance piece featuring dramatic readings, songs and photos from the period with the colorful industrial Workers of the World (the "Wobblies") pitted against the powerful Phelps Dodge Corporation. This adventurous story is filled with heroism in the face of horror; solidarity in the face of repression and violence; and it carries lessons of hope for our time.

Photo above: Deportation of striking miners from Bisbee, Arizona July 12, 1917. The men are being loaded on to El Paso and Southwestern Railroad cattle cars. Image originally published as a postcard; photographer and publisher unknown.

949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson AZ
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Sunday March 5, 2017
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