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Artist Oscar William Neebe, grandson of Haymarket defendant Oscar W. Neebe (after whom he is named), was fifteen years old when he first learned of his grandfather's connection to the Haymarket bomb while visiting relatives in Mexico. The younger Neebe never met his grandfather, who died a few years before he was born. Neebe's father did not raise the subject himself, probably because it was too painful; but, once asked about it, he explained to his son the meaning of his own father's political zeal. Oscar William Neebe, who shares many of his grandfather's concerns, has over the years participated in numerous Haymarket commemorations. He was interviewed on December 20, 1999.
In the first segment, Neebe talks about his grandfather's role in the anarchist movement. In the second segment, he talks about first learning about his famous relative and then discussing this with his father.