When I sing Cotton Mill Man, I think of my great-grandfather, who was marched in chains from his home in Lodz, Poland, to his native village for leading a weavers’ strike.



Steve's great-grandfather, a cotton mill man.

Striking weavers pose for a group portrait in front of the Wislicki factory, Lodz, Poland, 1902.

Photo from the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York