The Ludlow Massacre Monument commemorates the shameful events of April 20, 1914. The monument, which lists 18 names, including 13 children - including 3-month and 4-month old babies - was erected in 1918 by the mineworkers' union. Vandalized in 2003, the repaired monument was unveiled at the United Mine Workers of America annual Ludlow ceremony on June 5, 2005.
Mark from Keweenaw Michigan The song, Massacre of 1913, is not about a "horrific accident". Do a little research on the event. Listening to my grandmother's account of that night, surviving along with her three younger sisters due to the quick thinking of their mother, may make me a bit biased. This event is listed as the largest mass murder in the state of Michigan.
A key line in "Africa" is "I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become," which is about drifting away from what you really want in life. Toto keyboard player David Paich, who wrote the song, felt his work was consuming him.