History in Motion
This fall, an estimated 40,000 Bay Area bus riders will take an educational journey through labor history, thanks to the SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center.
Work Life," a series of murals and accompanying brochures traveling
on Sam Trans buses for two months starting on Labor Day, tell the stories
of workers in California during the past century. "They are intimate
stories that describe how people feel when they are doing their jobs --
their challenges and joys," says Susan Sherwood, acting director
of the Labor Archives. She and coworker Catherine Powell conducted extensive
background research for the project. They hope riders will come away with
increased respect for the jobs people do every day, as well as a boost
in the pride they take in their own work. Selected panels will be on display
concurrently at both SFSU's and City College's main library.
in the exhibit include the first African American MUNI bus driver and
an SFSU alum who worked as a child laborer.
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