Thursday, September 14, 2017
Two programs about Black Monday, which marks its 40th anniversary next week, will take place at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown.
“Remembering Black Monday: 40 Years Later,” a panel discussion with local historians and community leaders, will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. Admission is free. It is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and the Youngstown Center for Industry and Labor.
“Steel Stories,” a lecture by MVHS director Bill Lawson, will take place next Thursday at noon. Lawson will present a collection of news stories from the MVHS archives about the steel industry, add his commentary, and then moderate a discussion. Guests can bring their own lunch or purchase one from Overture restaurant for $6 (call 330-744-9900 to place an order).
Parking is available on the west side of the Tyler building for $2.50.
Black Monday marked the beginning of the death of Youngstown’s steel industry. On Sept. 19, 1977, the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company announced shutdowns and massive layoffs at its Campbell Works. This was followed by similar announcements at Sheet & Tube’s Brier Hill Works, all of U.S. Steel Corp.’s district operations, and the Republic Steel Corp. between 1979 and 1981. In all, more than 10,000 steel jobs were lost and thousands more in support industries.
For information about either event, call the MVHS at 330-743-2589 or go to mahoninghistory.org.