one of us coyotes knew the last of the IWW Everett Massacre survivors. to call it a confrontation is an injustice. it was an premeditated, violent attack on a group of unarmed IWWs who were peaceful, unarmed and exercising their free speech rights.
Funeral of Felix Baran held in Seattle, Washington, November 1916. Part of the Everett Massacre. (University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division)
The Everett Massacre (also known as Bloody Sunday) was an armed confrontation between local authorities and members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union, commonly called “Wobblies”. It took place in Everett, Washington on Sunday, November 5, 1916. The tragic event marked a time of rising tensions in Pacific Northwest labor history.