Haymarket Monument, Waldheim Cemetery

Weinert, Albert
Photo by Tobias Higbie, 2004.

A monument to four anarchist labor leaders executed in Chicago on November 11, 1887. After a trial that is generally considered a miscarriage of justice, the men were convicted of killing police with a bomb. The words at the base of the statue are those of Albert Parsons, “The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today.” Other important labor and radical leaders, including Emma Goldman, chose to be buried near this monument.

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Subjects:
Anarchism Labor unions Radicalism Visions of history
Places:
Chicago, Illinois
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