A Powerful Look at One Artist’s Quest for Social Justice, More Than 80 Years Later

You may not be familiar with the 1916 case of Tom Mooney, a labor rights activist convicted of a San Francisco parade bombing that by all accounts he did not commit, but who nevertheless spent 22 years in prison for the crime. Though he's far from a household name today, at the time his situation was quite a scandal, and a lightning rod for political progressives, including artist Ben Shahn.

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