Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Boston remembers: The 1919 police strike.

Tonight the Boston Public Library hosts a panel discussion on Boston's police strike that began on September 9, 1919; sparked looting and other extreme forms of unrest; and catapulted then-governor Calvin Coolidge onto the national political stage. The strike was recently featured in Dennis Lehane's The Given Day. Further details on the library event here.

About the image: "Aid and Comfort," by the Chicago Tribune's John T. McCutcheon, 1919.

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