Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Jun 29, 1995
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  • Jun 29 - Jul 5, 1995
  • Vol. 24, No. 38

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  • The Work of Our Fathers

    In Herrin, Illinois, my hometown, on a June Day in 1922, union coal miners beat, shot, stabbed, and strangled to death 19 strikebreakers to whom they'd promised safe conduct. Then 10,000 townspeople, including my whole family, forgot it ever happened.
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