Labor History in 2:00

June 25 - Haymarket Martyrs Monument

June 25, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1893.  That was the day that Haymarket Martyrs Monument was dedicated at what is now Forest Home Cemetery, just west of Chicago.  The Haymarket Martyrs were eight men convicted of throwing a bomb at a workers rally in Chicago during the 1886 fight for the eight-hour day.