Red Metal:The Copper Country Strike of 1913

Red Metal:The Copper Country Strike of 1913

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 8:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Michigan Technological University archives

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 traces the Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to that tragic conclusion. 

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, airing Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a new documentary that focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country – and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet, Michigan. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history.

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 from Jonathan B. Silvers on Vimeo.

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