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Lucy Eldine Parsons was born in Texas around 1853. There is evidence that she was born into slavery, and despite suspicion that she was at least part black, Lucy only claimed Mexican and Muscogee ancestry. She moved to Chicago with her husband Albert, who was a white Confederate soldier that turned into a radical Republican, and in Chicago they both became actively involved in the labor rights movement. First a member of the Workingmen’s Party, she then joined the Socialist Labor Party, and briefly the Working Women’s Union, and also campaigned for women’s suffrage, the overthrow of capitalism, and African American armed resistance to racist violence.
In 1886, there was a gathering in Chicago to discuss police brutality towards labor oganizing. A bomb went off and police began shooting into the crowd. Lucy’s husband Albert was one of four arrested, and he was hanged for his alleged involvement. After this Lucy became editor of an anarchist newspaper called the Liberator, and co-found another newspaper called Freedom, which discussed racism, lynching, women’s suffrage, and more. In 1905 she co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World, fighting for the homeless and unemployed. She was arrested in 1915 and her bail was provided by Hull-House’s Jane Addams. Although controversial in some ways, Lucy’s dedication to fighting oppression led the way for future generations.
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
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Photo public domain. Unknown author. January 18, 1915.