Monday, September 02, 2019

Bread & Roses Download

For Labor Day. The line is from a poem written in 1911 by James Oppenheim. It is associated with the successful 1912 strike by women textile workers in Lawrence, MA. Mimi Farina set the poem to music in 1974, the same year she founded the non-profit Bread and Roses designed to bring free music to people isolated in institutions—jails, hospitals, juvenile facilities, and rest homes.

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