Letter to Tom Mooney

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1936

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(1853 - 1942) ~ IWW Founder, Anarchist Activist, and Labor Organizer : In addition to defending the rights of African-Americans, Lucy spoke out against the repressed status of women in nineteenth century America. Wanting to challenge the notion that women could not be revolutionary, she took a very active, and often militant, role in the labor movement... (From : IWW.org.)
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Letter to Tom Mooney

 Photo by Frans Persoon, CC BY-NC-ND License

Photo by Frans Persoon,
CC BY-NC-ND License

June 11, 1936

Dear Comrade Tom Mooney: I received your most welcome letter some days ago and would have replied sooner but was not well.

Regarding the data of the trial, I sent about all I had on hand to universities.

I mailed you a copy of The Life of Albert R. Parsons. It contains much valuable information which you wished. I am sending under another cover copies of the Alarm that Parsons published. In your lonely prison cell, it will take you back to other days of our movement.

Well, dear Comrade, I have been very active in your cause, to liberate you; have spoken in many meetings both here and in the east. I am not discouraged in the belief that justice will be done you, and that I can clasp your hand a free comrade—vindicated!

My vision is becoming so dim that it is difficult for me to write legibly any more.

I am yours fraternally,

Lucy E. Parsons

From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org

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