Image Analysis

Prior to the labor movement of the 20th Century, which we tend to be most familiar with, labor organizing was happening in Detroit on behalf of those experiencing poverty.  Early labor organizing focused on education and services for its members and over time also focused on ending child labor, raising wages, and improving working conditions.  Detroit’s first labor organization was the Detroit Mechanics Society, founded in 1818.

In this Image Analysis activity, your group will look at a historic photo, think critically about its context, and share your interpretation.