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Special Exhibit on Child Labor in NC at Museum of History

Jeremy Sprinkle
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The Cry of the Children, Sunday May 15

The North Carolina Museum of History is offering a FREE program on child labor in conjunction with its current exhibition, “The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918.”

What:Free film screening of The Cry of the Children and discussion of child labor
When: Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 2 to 3pm
Where: North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

The program will feature a showing of a 1912 silent film The Cry of the Children. David Zonderman, labor historian at N.C. State University, will lead a discussion after the showing of the controversial 1912 silent film, which depicts the hardships of child textile workers. The film includes real footage of children working in mills.

The Cry of the Children was released in April 1912, two months after 25,000 textile workers walked off the job at the American Woolen Company in Lawrence, MA. The film was produced during the Lawrence strike and features some scenes that were filmed in an actual working mill.

This is a FREE event.

For more information about this event, contact Mr. B.J. Davis, museum Education Chief, at (919) 807-7996.

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