Wobblies: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World
September 7 – October 16, 2005
Opening Reception: October 8, 2005
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
One hundred years ago a fascinating assortment of activists, radicals, immigrants, migrant workers, artists, and intellectuals came together in Chicago to establish the Industrial Workers of the World, best known as “Wobblies.” They preached that “the employing class and the working class have nothing in common” and that “an injury to one is an injury to all,” and they used song, cartoons, drama, poetry, and humor to tell their stories and to inspire and organize each other. In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Macalester College Law Warschaw Gallery is hosting an nationally touring exhibition feature cartoons, photographs and artworks documenting the Wobblies involvement, wit and leadership in the history of the labor movement.