American Experience
American Experience

National Strike of May 1, 1886 | McCormick Strike
Haymarket Trial | Haymarket Funeral

Two days after the execution, the bodies of August Spies, Albert Parsons, George Engel, Adolph Fischer and Louis Lingg were transported to Waldheim Cemetery on Chicago's West Side. Over 20,000 people marched behind the procession of funeral carriages and it is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 lined the streets of the route.

Six years later, the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument was unveiled at the cemetery. August Spies' final words are inscribed on the monument: "The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today."


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