Curious City: Who is Lucy Parsons? (Audio and Text)

After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, Laura Villanueva joined the Women’s March in Chicago. While there, she caught sight of a banner that said “Lucy Gonzalez Parsons” and identified her as an organizer and labor leader from the turn of the 20th century. It led her to ask:

Who was Lucy Parsons?

I looked into it for WBEZ’s Curious City and I quickly realized that Parsons lived an amazing life, but tried to create confusion around her racial identity.

The Radical Existence Of Lucy Parsons, The ‘Goddess Of Anarchy’


January 29, 2021


Arts & Culture, Audio