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Commemoration of Bay View Tragedy scheduled for May 6
Posted: 3/28/2012 11:16:34 AM
The 131st anniversary commemoration of the Bay View Tragedy will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker Site at South Superior St. and East Russell Ave. in Milwaukee.
On May 5, 1886, on the grounds of the Bay View Rolling Mills in Milwaukee, workers marching for the 8‐hour day and carrying banners were fired upon by the state militia. Seven were killed in the state’s bloodiest event involving working people.
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Larry Penn, Folksinger
Re-enactment of 1886 incident
Milwaukee Public Theatre and Milwaukee Puppet and Mask Theatre
Open Discussion 4 p.m. Club Garibaldi
Featuring John Gurda, Milwaukee Historian, moderator
FREE! OPEN TO EVERYONE!
This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Labor History Society, 6333 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee WI 53213. 414‐771‐0700 x20.