todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, November 19, 1915:  Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organizer and songwriter Joe Hill is executed in Utah after having been framed on a murder charge.  While in prison, Hill sent a telegram to IWW leader Big Bill Haywood:  “Goodbye Bill.  I die like a true blue rebel.  Don’t waste any time in mourning.  Organize!”  In a later telegram, he added, “Could you arrange to have my body hauled to the state line to be buried?  I don’t want to be found dead in Utah.”