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    Emma Goldman, anarchist and activist - Her life, from 1869-1940, spanned great movements of two centuries. She was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality, and union organization. Deported from the US in 1919, she participated in great social and political movements of her age, including the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War.

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