WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
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WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
John L. Lewis

WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to LifeJohn L. Lewis was one of the most powerful political leaders of the 20th Century. Serving as President of the United Mine Workers of America from 1919 until his retirement in 1960, Lewis' life illuminates the rise of the American labor movement. For three decades he defied presidents and challenged congressmen in his unrelenting efforts to establish trade unions as an integral part of the American economy.

Worthington's presentation portrays the intensity of this complex man. The performance consists of three parts. First, Worthington gives a monologue as John L. Lewis, telling the events of his life and exploring issues relevant to the character. Then, the audience will be encouraged to ask questions of John L. Lewis. Finally, Worthington breaks character and invites the audience to ask questions that he can answer from the perspective of one who has completed extensive research on Lewis. Worthington is a part of the West Virginia Humanities History Alive! program.




WV Enterprises Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life
WV Enterprises: Bringing American and Appalachian History to Life