• Creator
  • Walsh, Tom
  • Created Date
  • 1912
  • Description
  • The San Diego Free Speech Rally began in February 1912, when an ordinance went into effect, which banned public speaking in an area encompassing 49-square blocks of downtown San Diego, including “soapbox row.” As many as 5,000 Wobblies gathered to protest at the corner of 5th & E streets, leading to enough arrests to successfully over-crowd the local jails. By fall of 1912, private vigilantes drove the Wobblies out of town via terrorization.
  • Format
  • Postcard
    image
    photograph
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2001