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Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons
Date Monday March 08
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
WBAI radio and streaming live at
Event Type Radio Broadcast
WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced &
Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash March 8, 2004, 7 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
American Revolutionary: circa 1853-1942
"more dangerous than a thousand rioters." - The Chicago Police Department
Join Melody Cooper, actress and award winning playwright of Day of Reckoning,
Freedome Bradley and Michael Kennealy along with director for MultiStages
production of Day of Reckoning as we explore the politics, civil rights,
worker's rights, and a passionate interracial marriage in the 1800s.

Building Bridges presents the remarkable life of Lucy Parsons, an African,
Native and Mexican-American, revolutionary, anarchist, labor activist from
the late nineteenth and 20th century. Her politically-active life, as a
civil rights and worker's rights advocate spans two centuries.

Lucy Parsons, never faltered in her political and labor activism, even
after her husband Albert was hung along with seven other anarchists after
the Haymarket riots in Chicago. She led tens of thousands of workers into
the streets in mass protests across the country. Defying both racial and
gender discrimination, she was at the forefront of movements for social
justice her entire life.

Lucy Parson's fiery, powerful orations that invoked fear in
authority nationwide will be brought to life through playwright Melody
Cooper's interpretation and dramatic readings. As well as breeding new
life into this woman who sparked rebellion and discontent among poor and
exploited workers she will offer historical analysis as to why Lucy Parson,
active in the fight against oppression until her death at the age of 89, is
as necessary today as she ever was.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 7th, 2004 10:14 AM

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