Bridgeport,The Great War and the Strikes of 1915 with Carolyn Ivanoff
January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presented with the League of Women Voters. Educator and historian Carolyn Ivanoff will present a lecture in costume on the year of 1915 in Bridgeport – the triumphant, striking summer. World War I transformed Bridgeport, Connecticut into a powerful arsenal for the allied war effort. Women workers would play an important role in workers’ rights. Over 12,000 striking women would win the eight-hour day mostly without any national labor involvement.