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Pam Herlong
Pam Herlong • 2 years ago

Lucy Eldine Gonzalez American labor organizer and radical socialist,. born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry. In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier. They were forced to flee from Texas north by intolerant reactions to their interracial marriage. They settled in Chicago, Illinois. Described by the Chicago Police Department as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters" in the 1920s,

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