A Capacity for Joy: The Social Life of Malden’s Rubber Workers

A Capacity for Joy: The Social Life of Malden’s Rubber Workers, a lecture by historian Dee Morris will be presented via zoom on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Fancy balls in the Opera House along with baseball games at Cradock Park brightened workers’ lives. The Converse Club hosted excursions in Boston harbor. Irish and Armenian immigrants joined social activities in their churches. Romances blossomed.  And audiences applauded traveling performers such as the Jubilee Singers, a Black troupe from Fisk College in Tennessee. Such a robust social life helped build a dynamic workers’ community.  Dee Morris is an independent scholar and educational consultant specializing in 19th-century history of greater Boston.  She presents walking tours at Forest Hills Cemetery (Jamaica Plain) and programs at libraries, schools, and historical societies.  Her goal is to connect people with their civic ancestors.

The program is free and part of Go Local: Converse 2020, an ongoing series celebrating the life and philanthropic contributions of Malden’s first Mayor Elisha Slade Converse and the industrial history of Malden. Go Local is brought to Malden with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Malden Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: A Capacity for Joy!: The Lively Social World of Malden’s Rubber Work
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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