Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This website gives a short history of the of the demonstration that took place in the Haymarket. It also gives a description of the monument and where it stands. However, there are some very interesting side notes on the page as well. The first of which is that this massacre later lead to a movement at a world conference. At this world conference it was mentioned that May 1st should be remembered as "Labor Day". Interestingly enough, one of the few people at the conference to not sign onto this idea was the delegate from the United States where the actual massacre had taken place. This article also connects to the reading about the historic account of the migration North, different people had different opinions on how the actual event happened and therefore want the event to be remembered in their own specific way.


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