First Haymarket Monument, Chicago

For generations, the Haymarket Riot was commemorated in Chicago in a memorial to the police officers. After years of being attacked, blown up, and otherwise vandalized, it was replaced with the current memorial, which memorializes the workers executed after the riot. The old statue sits safely behind a barricade outside of Chicago’s police headquarters in Bronzeville. I finally found it, after looking for it for several years. It’s interesting to see how the memory of an event changes over time.

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