If I knew then what I know now, I would have spit in his face.
Category: Real History
Disclaimer: I need to start this off by saying that this isn’t some kind of anti-vax rant, nor does this mean that attempts at curing
Today, May 1st, is Labor Day. “Now wait,” I hear you say. “Labor Day is in September!” Some of you may be aware of where
May 5, 1886. The next morning, word of the prior evening’s events were relayed, lip to ear, so that by noon the whole town was
Suddenly, the Haymarket filled with a flash of white light. Then silence.
In our lifetimes, we have seen plenty of different movements and mass protests come and go. Some ended up just being momentary causes of the
The workers began chanting and raising their fists in unison, as Fieldman yelled from the stage, “THIS IS A PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY!”
There was no mistaking their gaze. It was the look of betrayal. Little did I know that by the end of the evening that followed, we would earn it.
This was the second day in Albert’s life in which he had been both threatened with lynching and thrown down a flight of stairs. The first time was by Klansmen in the South, for the sin of encouraging freed slaves to register to vote; now it was happening in the North for encouraging wage slaves to unionize.
The willingness of those soldiers to put aside their weapons in the spirit of goodwill towards each other shows the power we all have when faced with the evils of the world. We have the ability to stop the bloodshed, reflect, and spread grace and kindness, even in the midst of unspeakable horror.