100 years ago today, IWW organizer and songwriter Joe Hill was sentenced to death for a murder he likely did not commit.

Here’s Harry McClinton performing Hill’s “The Preacher and the Slave.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.