Hines Prize Lecture: April 19, 2012 at 6pm

Labor historian Michael Thompson will address a gathering of scholars, students, and Lowcountry workers at 6 p.m. on April 19, 2012, when he delivers “Working on the Dock of the Bay: Charleston’s Waterfront, 1783-1861” at the ILA Local 1422 Union Hall, 1142 Morrison Drive.

Thompson, a history professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will explore life and labor among antebellum dock workers in Charleston.

The Thompson lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina AFL-CIO, the International Longshoremen’s Association (Local 1422), Charleston Central Labor Council and The Citadel Oral History Program.

For more information, contact Kerry Taylor by email at kerry.taylor@citadel.edu or by phone at 843-953-5357. Or visit the CLAW Hines Prize website by clicking the image above.