Joe Hill's Funeral

In International Socialist Review 16:7, January 1916, p. 400.

In November 1915, thousands attended the Chicago funeral of songwriter Joe Hill, who was executed by firing squad in a Utah prison. According to his supporters in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Hill was falsely convicted of murder. The Swedish immigrant was best known for songs such as The Rebel Girl and The Preacher and the Slave, which gave new political lyrics to popular or traditional tunes.

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Source:
J 2617 .422
Date:
January 1916
Subjects:
Immigration Industrial Workers of the World Labor unions
Places:
Chicago (Ill.)
People:
Hill, Joe
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