Archive ID: MC-3.4-7

Memorial Day Massacre 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Date Created: 2007-05-27

Donor: Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Media Type: Film/Video

Language: English

Description:

Memorial Day Massacre 70th Anniversary Commemoration event at United Steelworkers of America, Blue Eagle Lodge, Local 1033 located in Chicago, Illinois.

Backstory:

This video documents the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Memorial Day Massacre which occurred during the Little Steel Strike of 1937. During this strike, 10 workers at the Republic plant in Southeast Chicago were killed by city police and over one hundred people wounded. Clips from the 2007 commemoration include an introduction by labor leader Ed Sadlowski; a song by a member of Women of Steel; comments by E. Fred Redmond, Vice President USW; and a young woman presenting a one-person play acting out the Memorial Day Massacre.

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Historic Events   Memorial Day Massacre   Strikes   Unions   1980 - Present (Deindustrialization)   Other/Unknown   Other/Unknown   Film/Video  

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