A major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism, Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an influential anarchist of her day and an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality, and union organization. Deported in 1919, she participated in the social and political movements of her age, including the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Russian Revolution, Civil War
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton - instrumental in helping pass a law allowing women to own their own property (passed in New York in 1848)
Women in the Spanish revolution - Solidarity. "In their magnum opus The Revolution and the Civil War in Spain ...,Pierre Brow and Emile Témime state that the participation of women...was massive and general, and take this as an index of how deep the revolution went."
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - was a labor leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Flynn was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union and a visible proponent of women's rights, birth control, and women's suffrage.
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) mugshots. She served jail terms for her radical socialist activities, which included lecturing on birth control, opposing military conscription. In 1908 she was deprived of her citizenship.
Shidzue Katō (加藤 シヅエ Katō Shizue), March 2, 1897 – December 22, 2001) was a 20th Century Japanese feminist and one of the first women elected to the Diet of Japan. Katō was best known as a pioneer in the birth control movement and a strong supporter of labour reform.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966), American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. She had been arrested on October 26, 1916 for disseminating information about birth control, shortly after opening a clinic (probably the one pictured) in Brooklyn.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 - October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Political focus was aimed almost exclusively at women's rights, including voting rights, parental & custody rights, birth control, property, income & employment, & divorce rights.) See: Declaration of Sentiments
Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which became Planned Parenthood. The sixth of 11 children — she felt that frequent pregnancies hastened her mother's early death — Sanger worked to give us control over the means of reproduction.