Today in 1917: In 48 coordinated raids across the country, later known as the Palmer Raids, federal agents seize records, destroy equipment and books, and arrest hundreds of activists involved with the Industrial Workers of the World, known fondly as the Wobblies.
Among the arrested was William D. “Big Bill” Haywood, a leader of the IWW, for the “crimes of labor” and “obstructing World War I.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Center for Photography at Madison welcomes its September “Photographer of the Month,” Kris Koch with an opening reception. Kris presents her exhibit “In Essence,” which challenges the notion that the purpose of a photograph is merely to present an accurate, true-to-life representation of a subject. The reception is free and open to the public. This is tonight from 7 to 9:00 pm at the CPM Studio, 303 South Paterson Street, Door 2, second floor. More info at cpmad.org or call 608-287-1182.
Tomorrow is “History Sandwiched In: Belle Case La Follette and Progressive Reform.” Join in an illustrated conversation with Santa Clara University History Professor, and La Follette biographer, Nancy C. Unger to learn about one “powerless” woman’s ability to make a difference. There is a small suggested donation. This is tomorrow at 12:15pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-264-6555.