Emma Goldman Charged with Sedition

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(WOMENSENEWS)–1917. On June 15, Emma Goldman, anarchist, feminist and labor organizer, is arrested at her 125th Street headquarters in New York City and charged with sedition. Two years later, she is deported to Russia, never to return to the United States.

“Red Emma” fled her father’s strict control in czarist Russia and moved to New York. She opposed women’s suffrage, arguing that voting created a false facade of political participation.

For more information:

Emma Goldman Papers Project:
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/


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