At 5 o’clock on July 21st, 1877, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, National Guard soldiers opened fire on a crowd of civilians protesting in the streets during a national labor strike.
In five minutes, more than 20 people were killed. More than 60 seriously wounded. How did this happen?
Will is joined by Patrick Hoehne, a Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who is researching and writing about the history of American riots and rioting.
Credits: Salt Marsh Productions, LLC; “Anna” by Khris Royal, 2018; “Breathe” by Ian Post.