Los Angeles: Los Angeles and San Pedro Committees for the July 5th Memorial, 1935. Broadside, single leaf approx. 8-1/2 X 11 inches, printed on one side. Evenly toned; gentle folds; single word in blue pencil at upper margin. Item #204619
Bulletin board poster announcing a mass meeting on July 5th, 1935, the first anniversary of "Bloody Thursday," when two striking San Francisco longshoremen were shot to death by police. The date was a signal moment in the history of the labor movement in California, and is still commemorated annually. This poster, headed with the black-framed names of the labor martyrs from San Francisco, as well as others from Seattle and San Pedro, includes a 8-point list of demands and announces the list of speakers and unions to be represented. A delicate and rare survival.