Memorial Day 1937


On Memorial Day, May 30, 1937, Steel Workers Organizing Committee of the CIO called a strike. Sympathizers marched across an open field to the Republic Steel Mill. Chicago police blocked their path. Stating they felt threatened by the protestors the police fired into the crowd killing ten and wounding others.

Date Made: 1962Associated Date: 1937

Affiliated Union: United Auto WorkersMaker: United Auto Workers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated Place: United States: Illinois, ChicagoAssociated Place: United States: Michigan, Detroit

General Subject Association: labor issuesLabor UnionsPolice BrutalityMemorial Day


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Credit Line: Smithsonian

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0701.25Catalog Number: 1988.0701.25Accession Number: 1988.0701

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm


Record Id: nmah_1050837

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