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Parsons, Lucy E. (Lucy Eldine), 1853-1942

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    • Lucy Eldine
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    • us: Gathings, Lucy, 1853-1942
    • us: Gonzalez, Lucy, 1853-1942
    • us: Parsons, Lucy S., 1853-1942
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    • found: Ashbaugh, C. Lucy Parsons, American revolutionary, 1976: t.p. (Lucy Parsons) p. 6-7 (black member of radical labor movement; b. 1853; d. 1942) p. 13-14 (wife of Albert Parsons, probably by common law; Albert executed 1887 for inciting Haymarket Riots; Lucy Gathings was her name when she was living, before meeting Parsons, with Freedman Oliver Gathings in Waco, Tex.) p. 12 (signature: Lucy E. Parsons)
    • found: Biog. and geneal. master index, 1981-85 (Parsons, Lucy E.; d. 1942)
    • found: LC data base, 5-18-88 (hdg.: Parsons, Lucy Eldine (Gonzalez); usage: Lucy E. Parsons, Lucy Parsons)
    • found: Twenty-fifth anniversary, eleventh of November, memorial edition ... 1912: t.p. (in imprint: Lucy E. Parsons, Chicago) p. 4 (Lucy S. [sic] Parsons)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Parsons, Lucy; labor organizer / leader; born 16 March 1853 in Waco, Texas, United States; joined the Chicago Working Women's Union (1879); supported the call for a woman's suffrage plank in the Socialist Labor platform; expressed opinions in the Alarm, weekly newspaper of the International Working People's Association (IWPA), as well as in the Socialist, the Denver Labor Enquirer, and the Labor Defender; published well-known article, To Tramps, in the Alarm (1884); following husband's death, spent over fifty years speaking to audiences about freedom, equality, and justice for the downtrodden (1887); published The Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America (1891); coedited Freedom, A Revolutionary Anarchist-Communist Monthly; helped unionist Big Bill Haywood found the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), known as the Wobblies; broke with anarchist past to join the Communist Party (1939-1942); died 07 March 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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