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Emma Goldman: 1869 - 1940Feminist, Anarchist, Labor Organizer & Rabble-Rouser
Perhaps one of the most well-known activists in the United States during the first half of the 20th century, Emma Goldman was a pioneer of change, a firebrand, and, according to the government, one of the most dangerous women in America.
The Red Emma's Project chose to dedicate itself to Goldman's legacy, because we believe in the ideas and ideals that she fought for her entire life: free speech, sexual and racial equality and independence, the right to organize in our jobs and in our own lives, ideas and ideals that we continue to fight for, even today.
"The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society." (1919)
As time goes on, we'll add more information to this page. But perhaps the best way to get a handle on who Emma Goldman was, and what she stands for in this era, is to read her own political and social theory. Goldman was a prolific author of essays and speeches, and the Emma Goldman Papers makes some of these available online.
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- A New Declaration of Independence: http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/Goldman/Writings/Essays/independence.html
You can learn more about Emma Goldman at the Emma Goldman Papers: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/.