The Great Chicago Statue Quiz #4—Answers

(1) WHO is this?  James Connolly (1868-1916)

(2) WHERE is this? 1550 W. Warren Blvd. (Union Park) 

(3) WHY does this person deserve a statue?  Irish Labor Leader


2 Responses to “The Great Chicago Statue Quiz #4—Answers”

  1. 1 Garry February 16, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Never, ever heard of him!
    Now I realize he was an Irishman & Chicago has been run by the Irish for at least a century, but according to Wikipedia he was a Marxist, so how did that get ignored when they decided to give him a statue in Chicago?

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt February 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Connolly was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Week Rising, executed by the Brits. And as the good sisters always told me, martyrdom washes away previous sins.

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