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Source(s): Excerpts from Biography; Thoughtco

“Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.”

Anarchist and activist Emma Goldman was a fiery (sometimes violent) advocate for peace, free love and birth control in the 1910s. [The] Native Lithuanian […] was born June 27, 1869. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1885, where she worked in clothing factories. It was in that setting that she came in contact with anarchist beliefs. A fiery speaker, she was jailed for inciting riots and advocating birth control. She was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919, spending the rest of her life traveling, speaking, and writing.

Who is Emma Goldman?


Emma Goldman, 1911. George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

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