WTTW commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the formation Solidarnosc by presenting a documentary on public television.
PMA President Richard Owsiany provides a glimpse of Chicago Polonia's activism and role during that time for WTTW's Interactive online article.
In the waning days of 1981, an estimated fifty thousand Chicagoans followed a coffin draped in a Polish flag from the Loop two miles up Lake Shore Drive to the Polish Consulate. Polish flags waved from the crowd, some adorned with black ribbons of mourning mirrored by the armbands of marchers, while drummers provided a solemn accompaniment.
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