Czologosz, on death row

2016     1″

Leon Czgolgosz, the only anarchist to kill a U.S. president, shot to death William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition, September 6, 1901, in Buffalo, New York. Czolgosz had become increasingly radicalized in the years leading up to the attentat having witnessed a number of strikes violently suppressed. Inspired by anarchist Gaetano Bresci killing King Umberto I of Italy and McKinley’s approval of the killing of striking miners in Pennsylvania, Czolgosz took matters into his own hands. 53 days after the deed, Czolgosz was put to death in the electric chair. His face looks odd in this pictures because of the beatings he’d endured.



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