Franklin Rosemont (October 2, 1943–April 12, 2009)

Franklin Rosemont RIP April 12th, 2009

Long-time activist and author Franklin Rosemont died suddenly yesterday evening in Chicago.

Franklin and his wife, Penelope Rosemont, who survives him, have been the driving force behind the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company since the early 1970s, were co-founders of the Chicago Surrealist Group in the late 1960s, and have been active in the IWW, the Chicago chapter of Earth First!, the Chicago Labor History Society, Students for a Democratic Society, and many, many other projects. Plans for a memorial have not been finalized.

Franklin Rosemont, SmallTalk, April 14, 2009 | Labor Beat: I Never Died, Says He, Joe Hill lecture by Franklin Rosemont at Chicago’s Sulzer Library in 2003.

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3 Responses to Franklin Rosemont (October 2, 1943–April 12, 2009)

  1. Pingback: Franklin Rosemont, fellow worker, surrealist poet, great American « Poumista

  2. Steven Olson says:

    One who found value in the question, not the answer. He never took the slacker’s motto ‘workers of the world, relax’ to heart, as did many egotist ‘anarchoids’ – but Rosemont did take Marx’s injunction to heart – “all that is solid melts into air.”

  3. @ndy says:

    Hmmm. A reference to the Church of the Sub-Genius?

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