Marching for Justice: May Day, 2017

Just Talk - Voices of Education and Justice

On May 1, 1886, Lucy Gonzalez Parsons led 80,000 people—many immigrant laborers—down the streets of Chicago in the world’s first May Day Parade.  Parsons, who had been born into slavery three decades before, joined fellow marchers in demanding an 8-hour workday.  On Monday, tens of thousands of Angelenos carried forward this legacy as they marched from MacArthur Park to City Hall.  Many raised banners calling for the protection of children and families and greater investment in our public schools. We share these and other images of the 2017 Los Angeles May Day March in this week’s Just Talk.