Child Labor in America – The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children

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Date(s) - 08/04/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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“Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children” with Dr. John Fliter. Child labor law strikes most Americans as a fixture of the country’s legal landscape, involving issues settled in the distant past. But these laws were the product of deeply divisive legal debates stretching over the past century – and even now are subject to constitutional challenges. Dr. Fliter is the author of the new book, Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children and an Associate Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Department of Political Science, at Kansas State University.

This program is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition was curated by Bonnie Yochelson and co-presented by the Library of Congress. It was made possible with major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Arts, as well as support from D. Euan and Merete Baird, The Malkin Fund, Ronay and Richard L. Menschel, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrick’s Foundation, C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann, Kan and Lotte Leschly, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The Museum is grateful to the Wichita Eagle, KSN-TV, Radio Kansas, Lawrence Photo Print & Frame, Dean Bradley & Patrick Habkirk, and Lee & Ron Starkel for their support of the exhibit and its programming.


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