A History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary

Main Library

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The conventional wisdom is that Utah has never had a radical past, at least not one of any importance. Join John McCormick, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Salt Lake Community College as he dispels this myth, providing an overview of radical movements throughout Utah’s history.

This lecture will focus on historically radical groups like Populists, anarchists, and Wobblies in the 19th and early 20th centuries; Communists in the 1930s, Old and New Leftists in the 1960s, and more recent groups of Utah radicals like Food not Bombs, Utah’s Radical Cheerleaders, and the Revolutionary Students Union.

This program is sponsored by the Department of History, Anthropology and Political Science at Salt Lake Community College, and Marianne F. McKnight, Associate Dean from this department will introduce the evening’s lecture.

In conjunction with this program, join us for a screening of Joe Hill on Thu, Mar 28 at 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

This program is part of the American Histories series at The City Library, preceding the arrival of the American Library Association’s traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, highlighting important historical elements from one of the most significant periods in our nation’s history.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: (801) 524-8200