Tag Archives: Black History Month

Proletarian Heroes: Lucy Parsons

Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (born c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was an American labor organizer and radical socialist. She is remembered as a powerful orator. Lucy (or Lucia) Eldine Gonzalez was born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a … Continue reading

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Real Heroes: John Brown

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American revolutionary abolitionist, who in the 1850s advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery in the United States. He led the Pottawatomie Massacre, during which five … Continue reading

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

    (An excerpt; the complete text can be found here.) CHAPTER VI My new mistress proved to be all she appeared when I first met her at the door,—a woman of the kindest heart and finest feelings. She had … Continue reading

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Proletarian Heroes: Angela Davis

Crucial Update!: After this was posted it came to our attention that Angela Davis is a sell-out. She was a hero, but now she’s a zero. Click here to find out more. We decided to keep this post online anyway … Continue reading

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