Haymarket and the Roots of May Day (1886)

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It’s May 4th. This day in 1886, a deadly riot between police and protesters broke out in Haymarket Square in Chicago.

Jody, NIki, and Kellie discuss how the Haymarket Riot came on the heels of days of escalating protest over an 8-hour work day; and how the roots of May Day, as a labor holiday, have at times been forgotten.

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