International Workers’ Day

In many countries around the globe, 1 May is International Workers’ Day—a celebration of the working class and labor. Though Labor Day in September is the equivalent in the United States, IWD commemorates events that took place in nineteenth century Chicago in which Lucy Parsons, an anarchist labor organizer and a native Texan, figured prominently.

The Weekend in Music

Did you make it out to Arts & Draughts Friday night? Somehow the Columbia Museum of Art continues to make each event better than the last. The party started outside with free beer tastings from Brewery 85​ out of Greenville and a fun-filled farewell performance by Thee Knee Jerks​ . We then headed inside for … [Read more…]

Lucy Parsons: Southern Women and International Workers’ Day

Black and white photo of Lucy Parsons taken sometime during the 19th Century

In many countries around the globe, 1 May is International Workers’ Day—a celebration of the working class and labor. Though Labor Day in September is the equivalent in the United States, IWD commemorates events that took place in nineteenth century Chicago in which Lucy Parsons, an anarchist labor organizer and a native Texan, figured prominently. … [Read more…]