Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre

201795 minutes

On November 5, 1916, the steamship Verona, packed with members of the Industrial Workers of the World, were met at the City Dock in Everett, Washington, by Sheriff Donald McRae and 140 armed deputies. When the shooting stopped, five men were dead, two dying, six missing, and dozens wounded.
What had started as a strike between the town’s shingle weavers union and the mill owners turned into a free-speech fight between the IWW and Sheriff McRae, a man elected twice with the support of labor. The violence escalated, leaving the town torn in half, the shingle weavers union destroyed, and seven men dead. All the while the mills kept turning out millions of red cedar shingles and making the mill owners rich.
With stunning historical footage and expert analysis, Verona: The Story of the Everett Massacre reveals how the conflict between them that have and them that don’t destroys lives, not just in violent confrontations, but in the day-to-day existence of working people.
With a style reminiscent of Ken Burns and Steve James, Verona relates the forgotten story and explores how those who have power and money continue to successfully turn the rest of us against each other.
Read more

Cast and credits


Additional Information

Audio language
English [Stereo]
English [CC]
Rental Period
Start within 30 days, finish within 48 hours.
Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if purchased with select payment methods. Rentals are not eligible. Learn more
Run time
95 minutes
©2021 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.