Joe Hill

imageExecuted by the state of Utah, Nov. 19, 1915.

From coverage by the Post-Dispatch (a link is here: Joseph Hillstrom):

“Gentlemen, I die with a clear conscience. I never did anything wrong in my life. I die fighting, not like a coward. …

“I will die like a true blue rebel. Don’t waste anytime in mourning. Organize.”

Joe still has a following. Here’s a recent account of a recent celebration: Chicago remembers Joe Hill