New Event at the Calumet Art Center!


Come to the Calumet Art Center for this historic event :Singing the Fourth Thursday in History lecture on August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall. This is free to the public!!


“All the news that’s fit to sing”: verses from the 1913-14 copper strike


The 1913 Singers will perform songs and poems published in the local newspapers during the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike. The material is drawn from the Miners’ Bulletin, the official pro-union newspaper of strike; Työmies, the daily Finnish language newspaper from Hancock; and Truth, the anti-union newspaper of the Citizens’ Alliance. Based in the Houghton/Hancock area, The 1913 Singers have revived these songs, which are an often-overlooked part of the history of the strike.

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