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The Herrin Massacre

America's history is rich with the stories of antagonistic coal strikes, but the Herrin Massacre of 1922 is a particularly distressing event that resulted in the deaths of nearly two dozen strike-breakers.

2003 / Gary Covino / Chicago Matters, WBEZ, USA

America's history is rich with the stories of antagonistic coal strikes, but the Herrin Massacre of 1922 is a particularly distressing event that resulted in the deaths of nearly two dozen strike-breakers.

The people of Herrin took a collective oath of silence so that no one was ever convicted of the crimes.

The Herrin Massacre was produced in 1997.


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Gary Covino

Gary Covino has been a public radio producer, reporter, editor, and program creator for more than 40 years. He has concentrated on the production of long in-depth stories and documentaries, often focusing on contentious political and social issues, international news, and profiles of unusual and controversial public figures.


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