Exploring the legacy of Joe Hill

Examining Hill's history and issues that echo today

The Salt Lake Tribune will continue its coverage as the centennial of Hill's Nov. 19, 1915, execution approaches.

"Ask Me Anything"

Dec. 4, 2015

The Tribune's director of photography, Jeremy Harmon, answers questions on Reddit.

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Joe Hill vigil at Sugar House Park

Nov. 24, 2015

On Nov. 19, 2015, Industrial Workers of the World member Michael Garcia lead a candlelight vigil in Sugar House Park on the centennial of Joe Hill's execution. The park is the former site of the Utah State Prison and the vigil was held near the spot where Hill had been killed by a firing squad.

Thanks For Giving A Damn with Otis Gibbs

Jeremy Harmon of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the life, death and legacy of iconic folk singer, Joe Hill.

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Joe Hill's last hours

Nov. 18, 2015

Labor icon Joe Hill’s last hours: A burst of creativity that still inspires.

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After a century, Joe Hill’s descendants meet family of pair he was convicted of killing

Sept. 04, 2015

Merlin Morrison has held a grudge for a lifetime.

He grew up a witness to the grief of his father, who at age 13, saw the murder of his own father and an older brother. Now 80, Merlin Morrison has long resented the fame of Joe Hill, the renowned labor songwriter executed in Salt Lake City for his grandfather's death. Read the article

Attorney: Utah should pardon Joe Hill

Sept. 04, 2015

A criminal defense attorney is asking Utah to pardon Joe Hill, a labor union martyr and songwriter whose execution for murder nearly 100 years ago still provokes passionate arguments about whether a firing squad shot an innocent man. Read the article.

Trib Talk: Sept. 4, 2015

Historian Lori Taylor and Tribune photo editor Jeremy Harmon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss Joe Hill's music and his radical approach to labor rights.

Trib Talk: Aug. 31, 2015

Tribune reporter Tom Harvey, photo editor Jeremy Harmon and the great-grandson on John G. Morrison, Jay Arling Morrison, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the impact the murders of John and Arling Morrison have had on five generations.

Terry Orme's Editor column

Aug. 28, 2015

Joe Hill, when the international spotlight fell on Utah.

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Utah Public Radio: Access Utah

Aug. 27, 2015

Tribune reporter Tom Harvey and photo editor Jeremy Harmon discuss The Salt Lake Tribune's Joe Hill project on Access Utah. Listen to the show.

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