Blavity, “While We’re Celebrating Labor Day, Please Remember To Honor Unsung Labor Hero Lucy Parsons”

The department knew her well. Parsons was often arrested for her demonstrations, speeches and distribution of anarchist literature. She continued her work until her death at the age of 82 in a house fire on March 7, 1942.

Today, although we’re still fighting for pay equality and equal representation in the workplace, and have so much more work to do on both fronts, we honor Lucy Parsons for paving the way.

Mrs. Parsons, we salute you!

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