ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library and the Rockland Historical Society present Andy O’Brien, Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the library’s Community Room This event is free and open to all.
Did you know that Rockland was once a hotbed of labor radicalism where lime workers and granite cutters founded revolutionary unions? Did you know the Socialist Party of Maine was established in Rockland? And did you know that three sisters launched the first society in Maine dedicated to universal suffrage for both women and African Americans?
Join Andy O’Brien for a presentation on the history of Rockland’s notorious troublemakers in the 19th and early 20th centuries who fought for equality and justice for all.
Andy O’Brien is the communications director of the Maine AFL-CIO and the former managing editor of The Free Press. He is a former member of the Maine State Legislature, and he is a regular contributor to Mainer News Cooperative, Amjambo Africa, and the Maine Beacon.
Following the program, attendees will adjourn to the Rockland Historical Society Museum for lemonade, cookies, and conversation.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on July 19.
The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union Street.