BHS Webinar: “Murder in the Garment District”
In 1949, International Ladies Garment Workers Union organizer William Lurye was stabbed to death in public by mob assassins. This brazen killing catalyzes seismic changes in “Murder in the Garment District,” the new book by David Witwer and Catherine Rios. Using this event as a focal point, Witwer and Rios explore the fraught history of labor unions in America at a pivotal moment that has since defined the country’s complicated relationship with organized labor. Join the authors and Georgetown University’s Joe McCartin, an expert on the history of labor in the United States, for a conversation about a shocking murder and its disastrous aftermath.
Please note that the capacity for this webinar is 500 attendee