"An Injury to One is an Injury to All"

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This sculptural mural was painted by an artist’s collective that included Nicole Emmanuel, Lari Kilolani, James Morgan, Raymond M. Patlan, Eduardo Pineda, James Prigoff, O’Brian Theile and Horace Washington.

The six panels depict the 1934 Maritime Strike and were originally erected by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. When the Hotel Vitale was built in 2004, the sculpture was moved a short distance to where it stands now.

Inscription:
“In memory of Howard Sperry and Nick Bordoise, who gave their lives on Bloody Thursday, July 5, 1934, so that all working people might enjoy a greater measure of dignity and security.

Sperry and Bordoise were fatally shot by San Francisco police at the intersection of Mission and Steuart Streets, when longshoremen and seamen attempted to stop maritime employers from breaking joint strike. Community outrage at these killings sparked a general strike by all San Francisco unions.

The maritime strike continued through the middle of summer, concluding with a union victory which brought decent conditions to the shipping industry and set the stage for the birth of a strong and democratic labor movement on the west coast.”

Location

8 Mission Street, at Steuart Street

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