One Day in July

The 1934 Teamsters strike was a bloody battle that happened in Minneapolis during the Great Depression. It ended with 200 injuries and four deaths, and marked a turning point in local and national politics in regards to recognizing unions. For the 80th anniversary, a group of artists, musicians, and history buffs are gathering in the Warehouse District for One Day in July: A Street Festival for the Working Class. Entertainment includes music from I Self Devine, MaLLy, American Indian rapper Tall Paul, and Steve Kaul & the Brass Kings, as well as dancing by Aztec group Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue. The festival also includes art, historical displays, food, and speeches, plus a chance to take a sneak peek at the design for a new historical marker organizers hope to place sometime later this year. So come celebrate the important moment in Minnesota's labor history with some good old-fashioned music and revelry. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/Remember1934.
Sat., July 19, 4-10 p.m., 2014

 
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