More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters
The cops once called anarchist Lucy Parsons “More dangerous than a thousand rioters” This short film by Kelly Gallagher, honors her life as a brilliant organizer and activist.
Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was an American labor organizer, radical socialist and anarchist communist. She is remembered as a powerful orator. Parsons entered the radical movement following her marriage to newspaper editor Albert Parsons and moved with him from Texas to Chicago, where she contributed to the newspaper he famously edited – The Alarm. Following her husband’s 1887 execution in conjunction with the Haymarket Affair, Parsons remained a leading American radical activist as a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World and member of other political organizations.