Tag: Haymarket Affair

The Chicago Haymarket Riot Police Memorial Statue – A Tumultuous History of its Own

The Chicago Haymarket Riot Police Memorial Statue – A Tumultuous History of its Own
On May 4, 1886 at about half past 7:00pm there was a planned rally of workingmen, predominantly of German descent, that met for speeches and “peaceful” protest of the Chicago Police Department’s response to the striking workers at the McCormick Harvester Works the day before.  In that incident at least two but possibly six workers... Read more »

List of Chicago Police Officers Killed and Injured at Chicago Haymarket Affair

List of Chicago Police Officers Killed and Injured at Chicago Haymarket Affair
Today marks the 129th Anniversary of what has become known as Chicago’s Haymarket Affair.  Some say it was the turning point for the labor movement not only in Chicago but the world.  There are two great websites that tell the story of that day.  One of those websites is the Chicago History Museum’s Haymarket Affair... Read more »