1915: The murder of Joe Hill

When he heard the news, Hill sent a message to IWW leader Bill Haywood saying: “Goodbye Bill. I die like a true blue rebel. Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organise.” He also asked Haywood to arrange his funeral: “Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried? I don’t want to be found dead in Utah.” Hill’s last act before his death was to write the poem, My Last Will.

An estimated 30,000 people attended Hill’s funeral.

Source: 1915: The murder of Joe Hill

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