Herrin Massacre

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Twenty-four men were killed in Williamson County and on the streets of Herrin, Illinois over a two-day period in June of 1922. It was the largest mass murder of nonunion labor in the history of America.  The event would become known as the Herrin Massacre.  This presentation by historian Scott Doody (author of the Herrin Massacre), and geospatial scientist Steven Di Naso, covers the events of April through June of 1922 leading up to the massacre, the event itself, and the discovery of the long forgotten graves of the Herrin Massacre victims, more than 90 years later.