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Strong as Steel: "Mill Stories" Recalls Sparrows Point Steelworkers

Mar 4, 2016

Sparrows Point Union workers
Credit UMBC New Media Studio/Photo: Bill Shewbridge

Michelle Stefano is a visiting professor at UMBC and co-director of Maryland Traditions, which is part of the Maryland State Arts Council.  She joins Tom in the studio to talk about a new documentary film that features some of the residents and former workers of Sparrows Point, site of what was once the world's largest steel mill.  The steel mill is closed and the mill workers have moved on, but the economic and cultural impact of the plant's closing are still acutely felt in the community.  There are plans to redevelop the area, but before those plans come to fruition, Maryland Traditions captured some of the workers' stories in a film called Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point.  There will be a free screening of the film Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm (March 6th) at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.