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Portrait of Lucy Parson, 1920s anarchist

Image of Mexican immigrants working with sickles to cut weeds along the side of a road outside of Chicago, Illinois. Power lines on tall wooden poles extend in the distance behind the workers.

Violent confrontation between Chicago police, anarchists, laborers, and labor activists on May 4, 1886 at which 19 people died and over 60 were wounded. Began with a rally from 7:30PM-about 10:30PM. At that point, numerous police officers arrived and…

19th century Chicago labor activist, union leader, socialist, and anarchist instrumental in the push for an 8 hour workday in Chicago. Speaker before the Haymarket Affair and executed for conspiracy in reaction to the event.
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