A number of socialists, anarchists, and labor activists have chosen to
be buried or have their ashes scattered near the
in what is sometimes jokingly referred to as "the Communist Plot".
- Emma Goldman (1869-1940), whose
upright monument appears in shadow at the right in the above picture.
- William Foster (1881-1966), union organizer, author,
Communist Party USA candidate for president.
- Jack Johnstone (1881-1942), union organizer,
worked with Foster and Mahatma Gandhi
- Art Shields (1888-1988), editor of Solidarity
- Irving Abrams (1891-1980), last survivor of the group
owning the Haymarket monument
- Lucy Parsons (1859-1942), wife of Albert Parsons, founded
Pioneer Aid and Support Association, Industrial Workers of
the World, led May Day 1886 march and 1915 "Unemployed Parade".
- Ben Reitman, MD (1880-1943) "King of the Hobos", leader of
International Itinerant Migratory Workers Union
- Frank A Pellegrino (1890-1969), charter member of Communist
Party USA. His grave features a hammer and sickle.
- Claude Lightfoot (1910-1991), African-American leader of
Communist Party USA, author.
- William "Big Bill" Haywood (1869-1928), founded Industrial
Workers of the World, prominent in "Free Speech Movement".
Jailed for speaking against World War I, fled to Moscow.
Cremated - half of his ashes are here, half in the Kremlin.