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Friday, February 18 - The Center for Working Class Studies unveiled the Labor Trail, the product of a joint effort to showcase the many generations of working-class life and struggle in the Chicago area's rich and turbulent past. The Trail's neighborhood tours invite you to get acquainted with the events, places, and people -- often unsung -- who have made the city what it is today. The map, easily adaptable for a variety of walking tours, will be a valuable educational tool for schools, libraries, unions, public history events, and heritage tourism in the region.

With funding from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Labor Trail is co-sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Newberry Library's Scholl Center for Family and Community History, the Chicago Metro History Education Center, and the Liberal Education Department, Columbia College.

To Order a Copy of the Labor Trail

The LABOR TRAIL maps are $5 each. Free maps are available to educators. Please submit requests on school/university/union letterhead with the specific number of maps requested and $5 to cover mailing costs to the school.

Please call or email Jamie Daniel at:

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or write:

CCWCS c/o Jamie Daniel
11 E. Adams Suite 1106
Chicago IL 60603

You may also visit the website

"And I long to see the day when Labor will have the destiny of the nation in her own hands and she will stand as a united force and show the world what the workers can do." --- Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1830-1930

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