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Member Event | Author Talk: The Haymarket Affair

Tuesday, September 5

Celebrate Labor Day at CHM! Join Joseph Rulli, researcher and author of The Chicago Haymarket Affair: A Guide to a Labor Rights Milestone (2016) and Chicago Marching: A History of Protest, Authority, and Violence (2023), for a presentation that delves into the history of the Haymarket Affair of 1886 and the social causes that accelerated the incident. A moderated Q&A follows the presentation.

Free; RSVP required

About the Speaker

Joseph Anthony Rulli is a transplanted Hoosier, living in Chicago since 2006. A 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA, history) and a 1992 graduate of St. Meinrad School of Theology (MDiv), he taught social studies, religion, philosophy, and history at the high school level. Rulli began writing as a career upon his arrival to his second city and has written a wide variety of works, including short stories, stage plays, multiple nonfiction works, and one novel.

Front of Haymarket Monument at Waldheim Cemetery with statue and The day will come... quote
Illustration depicting Haymarket Square events, Chicago, May 4, 1886. Published in Harper's Weekly, May 15, 1886. CHM, ICHi-003665
Battle after explosion during a labor demonstration at Haymarket Square, Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 1886.
Broadside announcing mass meeting at Haymarket Square, 1886. ICHi-034602

The Details



5 th

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum - Robert R. McCormick Theater

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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