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  2. Lucy Parsons - Wikipedia

    Chicago, Illinois, US. Occupation. Labor organizer. Spouse. Albert Parsons. Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (born Lucia Carter; [1] 1851 – March 7, 1942) [2] [3] was an American labor organizer, radical socialist and anarcho-communist. She is remembered as a powerful orator.

  3. Lucy Parsons: Woman of Will | Industrial Workers of the World

    Lucy Parsons: Woman of Will. By the Women's History Information Project For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Lucy's radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when even radical Americans believed ...

  4. Lucy Parsons: Radical and Anarchist, IWW Founder - ThoughtCo

    Lucy Parsons (circa March 1853 - March 7, 1942), also known as Lucy González Parson and Lucy Waller, was an early socialist activist. She was a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, the "Wobblies"), the widow of executed "Haymarket Eight" figure, Albert Parsons, and a writer and speaker.

  5. The Radical Existence Of Lucy Parsons, The "Goddess of ...

    Lucy Parsons was born as Lucia in Virginia in 1851 to an enslaved woman named Charlotte. Her biological father was likely her enslaver, Thomas J. Taliaferro. Toward the end of the Civil War, Taliaferro moved the enslaved people on his plantation west to Texas in an arduous, monthslong trek.

  6. (1886) Lucy Parsons, "I am An Anarchist" - Blackpast

    Lucy E. Parsons was a leading figure in American anarchism and the radical labor movement. Born a slave near Waco, Texas, she married Albert R. Parsons who had become a white radical Republican after serving first as a Confederate soldier. In 1873 Albert and Lucy to move to Chicago in 1873 where they became involved in radical labor organizing.

  7. Latina heroine or black radical? The complicated story of ...

    Lucy Parsons occupies an unusual position in American history: a prominent woman noted as much for her acts of brilliance and bravery as for her evasiveness and contradictions. Gift Article...

  8. Life Story: Lucy Parsons - Women & the American Story

    In 1870, Lucia met Albert Parsons, a white former Confederate soldier. After the Civil War, he accepted the South’s loss and supported rights for Black Americans. The two fell in love and married on September 28, 1872. Just weeks later, the Texas government outlawed interracial marriage.

  9. The Untold History Of Lucy And Albert Parsons - Grunge

    Lucy Parsons was born Lucia in 1851 in Virginia to an enslaved woman named Charlotte. According to Princeton University, Lucy's biological father was most likely Thomas J. Taliaferro — the man enslaving her and her mother. Throughout her life, Lucy gave varying answers about her ethnicity and "preferred that people speculate about her origins."

  10. Lucy Gonzales Parsons - Zinn Education Project

    Lucy Gonzales Parsons (c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was a labor organizer and orator. Time Periods: 20th Century. Themes: African American, Labor, Native American, Women's History. On March 7, 1942, fire engulfed the simple home of 89-year-old Lucy Gonzales Parsons on Chicago’s North Troy Street, and ended a life dedicated to liberating working ...

  11. Lucy Parsons - Wikiquote

    Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons ( 1851 – 7 March 1942) was a radical American labor organizer, anarchist, and orator. She was born in Virginia, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry. She often went by the name of Lucy Gonzalez . Contents 1 Quotes 1.1 The Principles of Anarchism