For the finale of our Hispanic Heritage Month events, Tutt Library presents a screening of the film Salt of the Earth at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 11 in TLC3. This 1954 film is based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico and deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands' wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds. Almost the entire cast is local people from Silver City, New Mexico, with the exception of Will Geer as the sheriff. Movie snacks will be served.