Archive ID: MC-3.4-5B

Memorial Day Massacre Commemoration

Date Created: 2005-05-29

Donor: Rod Sellers

Media Type: Film/Video

Language: English


This video documents a commemoration held at the Local 1033 union hall on the East Side in 2005. The event commemorates the Memorial Day Massacre which occurred during the Little Steel Strike of 1937. During the strike, ten strike supporters at the Republic mill in Southeast Chicago were killed by city police and nearly a hundred wounded. Clips include “Singing ‘Solidarity Forever’” and “Laying FLowers to Commemorate the Dead.”

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Historic Events   Local 1033 (Republic)   Memorial Day Massacre   Mills   Other Unions   Republic   Steel Industry   Strikes   Unions   1980 - Present (Deindustrialization)   East Side   Other/Unknown   Film/Video