Ahmed White Discusses THE LAST GREAT STRIKE at one of the Nation's Preeminent Bookstores
Professor Ahmed White, who was recently named the Rosenbaum Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, was at the Tattered Cover on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, discussing his recent book, THE LAST GREAT STRIKE. As he described the Little Steel Strike, the 1937 strike on which his book is based, a crowd of roughly forty people listened intently. Professor White described the events leading up to the strike and shared sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming, vignettes about the strikers. Afterward, he took questions from the audience, sharing his insights about the racial dimensions of the strike, the strike's ultimate legacy, the effects of World War II on unionism, and the ideologies--or lack thereof--that motivated workers to risk it all for the promise of a more rational workplace.