Tucson Metro Chamber
Arizona History Museum
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.