100th Anniversary of Labor Leader Joe Hill’s Funeral

100th Anniversary of Labor Leader Joe Hill’s Funeral
100th Anniversary of Labor Leader Joe Hill’s Funeral

100th Anniversary of Labor Leader Joe Hill’s Funeral

A long running public history series in Chicago is coming to an end. The Pocket Guide To Hell does tours and reenactments of Chicago true-crime and labor history stories, sometimes on a grand scale. For example, a few years ago, the Pocket Guide reenacted the 1886 Haymarket Massacre with 1,000 people and 30 organizations. The finale of the Pocket Guide to Hell will mark the 100th anniversary of the funeral of labor rights activist and songwriter Joe Hill. This Sunday, a reenactment of Hill’s funeral will include live music and a coffin that’s going to be lit on fire. The Pocket Guide’s creator, Paul Durica and Bucky Halker, a folksinger who will perform during the reenactment, talk about the event.