Haymarket Martyrs' Monument

863 S. Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park, Illinois

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Description 

Located at the Forest Home/Walden Cemetery in Forest Park, IL, the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument commemorates workers' struggle to achieve the 8-hour workday in America and throughout the world, and the 1886 rally in Haymarket Square that led to the hangings of four leaders of the fight for workers' rights. The "martyrs" are buried beneath the monument which was constructed to pay homage both to the labor and radical movements' leaders, and workers' continuing quest for justice. A testimony to the movement's enduring legacy is the continued desire of those associated with the labor movement to be buried alongside the Haymarket martyrs. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 18, 1997

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1997
Reference number
97000343
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Object
Historic function
Graves/burials
Current function
Graves/burials
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1887; 1893