Sparrows Point: An American Steel Story
- Hosted by Aaron Henkin
In 1887, it was an isolated stretch of marshland on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. By 1958, it was the biggest steel mill in the world. It went bankrupt in 2001. And by 2015, it was a pile of demolished rubble. Sparrows Point is a story of capitalism, labor unions, race, gender, civil rights, pride, and hubris. It’s the story of American steel.
"Sparrows Point: an American Steel Story" is produced through a partnership between WYPR and the Baltimore Museum of Industry as part of the museum’s Bethlehem Steel Legacy Project. The Bethlehem Steel Legacy Project is a multi-year community engagement and preservation initiative to document the 125-year history of the steelmaking giant, made possible through the generous support of Tradepoint Atlantic. This six-part podcast series is sponsored by Maryland Humanities.