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The Lewis Hine Project: Tracking the Lives of Child Laborers

Free and open to the public
@ Saint Michael’s College, St. Edmund’s Hall, Farrell room

For more than 13 years, Joe Manning has successfully identified and researched the biographies of more than 300 children photographed in the early 1900s by Lewis Hine. For this presentation, Manning will share several of his most compelling and celebrated stories, and talk about the exciting process of searching for descendants, most of whom were not aware of the famous pictures of their parents or grandparents.

 Joe Manning is an author, historian and freelance journalist. His Lewis Hine Project has been featured on CBS Evening News, several National Public Radio news programs, and in Yankee Magazine. He lives in Florence, Massachusetts.

All of Manning’s stories can be seen on his website: