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This Day in Georgia History

July 26, 1882

Lucy Randolph Mason Born

For more on Lucy Randolph Mason, see the Digital Library of Georgia.

Social activist and union organizer Lucy Randolph Mason was born in Clarens, Virginia. Her early years were devoted to such issues as women’s suffrage, child labor, and workers’ wages and job conditions. In the 1930s, she came to the South to organize textile mills and other manufacturing plants for the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1937, Mason moved to Atlanta, where she continued to promote the labor movement until her retirement in 1951. She died in Atlanta in 1959.