May Day & the 130th Anniversary of the Haymarket Affair
"No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair. It began with a rally on May 4, 1886, but the consequences are still being felt today. Although the rally is included in American history textbooks, very few present the event accurately or point out its significance," according to labor studies professor William J. Adelman.
Here, in the shadow of the Haymarket Memorial sculpture, we strive to bring remembrance to all those involved - those who fought for our freedoms, those who fought for justice and peace, those who died to bring us rights that many take for granted.
Raise a pint and celebrate all that these great people fought for......