Mudcat Café message #137201 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15317   Message #137201
Posted By: WyoWoman
17-Nov-99 - 12:21 AM
Thread Name: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Subject: RE: Tell me about Si Kahn...
Sandy-- No need to apologize. This kind of background is what interests me about folk music, and about much of the Mudcat. I've been fascinated by the Labor Movement for years and am so amazed (though maybe not surprised) that more of our nation's heros aren't labor organizers of one kind or another -- in fact the history of all that struggle is not really mentioned that much at all. Truly some of the bravest work that's been done for humankind has been done in the name of fair labor practices and compensation.

I've often thought that one could put together a fascinating history curriculum based on the songs through the decades of labor protest -- even going as far back as the Diggers. Songs are what make history come alive.