Remembering Anna LoPizzo

This Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the death of Anna LoPizzo. Anna was killed on January 29, 1912, on the corner of Union and Garden Streets. Her death occurred when a shot was fired in a crowd of scuffling strikers and police. LoPizzo, a bystander, was struck in the chest by the bullet and died. Strikers claimed the shot came from police and police accused the strikers. To this day the incident is a mystery (more information available at the online Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit by clicking "Centennial Exhibit" to the right).

To remember her, we invite you to join us this Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840. We will be walking a short distance to the site of her death - leaving flowers, lighting candles, saying a few words, and leaving behind a memorial sign with information on what happened at the site 100 years prior.