Monday, July 16, 2018

Remembering Haymarket

Labor History--

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In the city of Chicago on the evening of May 4th 1886, a protest meeting was held in the Haymarket Square. The meeting was organized by the anarchist community to protest the murder and wounding of several workers by the Chicago police the day before. The murdered men had been protesting outside the Mc Cormick Reaper Factory, from which they had been locked out by the owners. 
https://www.iww.org/branches/US/CA/lagmb/lit/haymarket.shtml

The Pioneer Aid and Support Association organized a subscription for a funeral monument. In 1893, the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument by sculptor Albert Weinert was raisedin Lot 789 Section N in Forest Home Cemetery. It consists of a 16-foot-high granite shaft capped by a carved triangular stone. There is a two step base, which also supports a monumental figure of a woman standing over the body of a fallen worker, both in bronze. It was dedicated on June 25, 1893, after a march from Chicago. The inscription on the steps read, "1887," the year of the executions. 
http://foresthomecemeteryoverview.weebly.com/haymarket-monument.htmlhttp://foresthomecemeteryoverview.weebly.com/haymarket-monument.html

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