Lucy Randolph Mason was an activist in the union movement, the consumer movement and the civil rights movement in the mid-20th century.
Born near Alexandria, Virginia in 1882, Mason vowed as a child to continue her family's long tradition of community service and commitment to human rights. Her father and grandfather were Episcopal ministers. She was also a fifth-generation descendant of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights which served as the model for the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution.
Mason sought to bring about more humane conditions for working people, ending racial injustice and ensuring that union organizers throughout the South were guaranteed the constitutional rights to free speech, assembly and due process that George Mason had helped establish.
Other articles related to "lucy randolph mason, lucy, randolph":
... Salmond, Miss Lucy of the CIO The Life and Times of Lucy Randolph Mason ... University of Georgia Press, 1988) ISBN 978-0-8203-0956-9 Lucy Randolph Mason, To Win These Rights A Personal History of the CIO in the South ...
... Wilson, Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre, and Eleanor Randolph Wilson On November 25, 1913, the second oldest daughter Jessie married Francis Bowes Sayre at the White House ... Hayes, Lucy Hayes, Birchard Austin Hayes, Webb Hayes, Rutherford Platt Hayes, Joseph Thompson Hayes, George Crook Hayes, Fanny Hayes, Scott Russell Hayes, Manning Force Hayes Grant 1869–1877 Ulysses S ... Jefferson 1801–1809 Thomas Jefferson, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Jane Randolph Jefferson, stillborn son, Mary Wayles Jefferson, Lucy Elizabeth ...
Famous quotes containing the words lucy and/or randolph:
“What fond and wayward thoughts will slide
Into a Lovers head!
O mercy! to myself I cried,
If Lucy should be dead!”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)
“to fasten into order enlarging grasps of disorder, widening
scope, but enjoying the freedom that
Scope eludes my grasp, that there is no finality of vision,
that I have perceived nothing completely,
that tomorrow a new walk is a new walk.”
—Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926)