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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Haymarket plaque

I found (while looking through my site logs) a site which contains the wording of the current Haymarket Plaque. In the picture, the plaque is readable, unlike real life (see my photo, here). More pictures to follow.

"A decade of strife between labor and industry culminated here in a confrontation that resulted in the tragic death of both workers and policemen. On May 4, 1886, spectators at a labor rally had gathered around the mouth of Crane's Alley. A contingent of police approaching on DesPlaines Street were met by a bomb thrown from just south of the alley. The resultant trial of eight activists gained worldwide attention for the labor movement, and initiated the tradition of "May Day" labor rallies in many cities."

Designated on March 25, 1992
Richard M. Daley, Mayor


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