The Legacy of
Did Utah execute an innocent man by firing squad on Nov. 19, 1915?
A century later, Joe Hill inspires artists and galvanizes activists. His critiques of capitalism and the "greedy master class" echo in Occupy Wall Street. The influence of his protest music can be traced from Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen.
His story continues to vex historians — and has haunted the descendants of John G. Morrison, murdered with his teenage son in Salt Lake City. But today, the Morrison family has found a new peace.
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