Chicago Tribune, “Public insults? Chicago’s potentially offensive monuments, street names and other symbols”

Lucy Parsons Park: When Chicago announced in 2004 that a park would be named for labor activist Parsons, the police union opposed such an honor for a “known anarchist.” And indeed she was that. Her husband, Albert Parsons, was one of four anarchists executed after the 1886 Haymarket bombing, and she may well have been more extreme than he was. She urged comrades to “learn the use of explosives” to bomb the homes of the rich, and she called on Southern blacks to commit arson.

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