Albert Parsons

Albert Richard Parsons (1848–1887) was a pioneer American Socialist and Anarchist, newspaper editor, orator, and labor activist. After the Civil War, he and his wife Lucy Parsons were activists for the rights of former slaves in Texas. They moved to Chicago in 1873 where they became activists for the rights of workers. Albert worked for newspapers and in 1884 began editing The Alarm newspaper. Albert Parsons was one of four Chicago radical leaders falsely convicted of conspiracy and hanged following The Haymarket bombing. Parsons was buried in Forest Home Cemetery in a plot marked since 1893 by the Haymarket Martyrs Monument, in Forest Park, Illinois. Lucy Parsons’ grave is next to the monument.