Bread and Roses
By Anne Feeney
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne Feeney is the granddaughter of United Mine Workers organizer William Patrick Feeney (1876-1939), who also used music to carry the message of solidarity to working people. After two decades of community activism and regional performances at rallies, Anne took her message on the road. Since 1991 Anne has traveled to the front lines in 42 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden.
—Many of the songs selected for this feature are available from the Labor Heritage Foundation.