Mike Sokolowski
  • Born: Unknown, possibly in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Occupation: Uncertain. Possibly a health inspector or a tin smith.
  • Died: June 21, 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Cause of Death: Died instantly from a bullet to the heart from a police gun, possibly while heaving large stones at the police though some witnesses dispute this.
  • Probable Address: 552 Henry Street, Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg was a happening place. It was third largest city in Canada. "Chicago of the North."
  • Immigration to Winnipeg had dramatically increased the population of Winnipeg.
  • Most lived in desperate poverty, often 10 to a room with a hundred or more sharing a single outhouse.
  • North End was a lousy place to be.
  • City very clear divided into rich and poor, European and ethnic neighbohoods.
  • Working to help out was the Social Gospel Movement
    • J.S. Woodsworth: well known local Methodist minister
    • "save that man now" replaced "save that sinner now"
    • Social Gospelists go on to found the CCF.
  • Winnipeg General Strike: May 15 - June 25, 1919.
  • Called and organized by One Big Union.
  • Citizen's Committee of 1000

Sources

  1. Winnipeg Tribune, Pictures of the Strike
  2. The Enligtener, Issue 1, Issue 2.
  3. Strikers Defense Bulletin
  4. The Western Star
  5. Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  6. Winnipeg Time Machine
  7. Canadian Encyclopedia
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