This powerful ten-part video series brings the hidden history of
working people to light. Golden Lands, Working
Hands documents the events and issues central to
California labor history, from the Gold Rush through the
present. The award-winning series has been seen on public
television and in museum exhibits, in high school and
college classrooms and in union halls.
Golden Lands, Working
Hands introduces students, union
members and the general public to California labor history in
order to encourage understanding of the state’s diverse working
populations and their efforts to find common ground in struggles
for social justice. It is meant to be shown one part at a time in
conjunction with reading materials and lesson plans suitable for
high school students, and for union members in new member
programs. The series runs three hours total.