On September 10, 1897, my great grandfather, Clement Platek, was shot and killed along with 18 others at a peaceful demonstration of mine workers, in Lattimer, Pennsylvania.
Our daughter was in that area and visited the memorial… here she is pointing at my great grandfather’s name on the memorial. His brother-in-law was also murdered that day. My grandmother was just one year old at the time. She never had any siblings.
Greed is a terrible thing.
all because of coal… and the mine owners abuse of so many people….
and… most of the world has no idea of this ever happening…