Haymarket Site in 1960s

Ron Jacobs (rjacobs@THYME.UVM.EDU)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:39:02 EDT

> In a trip to Chicago, I visited Lincoln Park and Grant Parks but I
> also visited the site of the Haymarket Riot which also lacks a
> people's monument or marker. For many years at the site of the
> Haymarket there was a statue of police which during the 1960s was
> the site of visible protest. I can't recall the details, but 60s
> radicals did try to make comments on the eraser of earlier radical
> history in terms of not commemorating the Haymarket anarchists who
> were demonstrating for the eight-hour day. Does anyone remember what
> happened during the 1960s at the Haymarket site? Julia Stein

> Julia Stein
> jstein@laedu.lalc.k12.ca.us

For one thing, Weatherman/WUO blew up the statue twice--once in
October 1969 before the Days of rage and once in october 1970 as part
of their fall offensive.

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