125 Years Ago . . Haymarket Riots

April 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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On May 4, 1886 a ralley in support of striking workers in Chicago turned deadly when someone threw a bomb into the crowd.  The resulting violence claimed the death of several police officers and civilians.  This event generated much debate in America over the rights of workers in society.  Today we celebrate May Day largely in honor of this event.

For infomation on upcoming Chicago Haymarket and May Day events see:

http://www.chicagolabor.org/content/category/6/46/163/

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Civil War Sesquicentennial

April 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War.  The Civil War offically began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumpter in South Carolina.  To learn more about the Civil War and see  digitized photographs from the time visit the Library of Congress website at http://www.loc.gov/index.html.

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