Love’s Labor Found

Photos by Michael Sofronski

Long before Zeckendorf Towers and Toys "R" Us edged its landscape, Union Square was the stamping ground of trade unionists, social reformers, and activists of every stripe. The Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and Cornell University's Special Projects for Unions celebrated this history recently, with Marching to Union Square, a performance piece based on speeches, newspaper accounts, and diaries from the 1880s. If the cast's britches and boaters looked a bit dated, its spirit of struggle and solidarity were as fresh as the paint on a Cipriani picket sign.

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See urchins.
See urchins.

Speak, memory

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