Emma Goldman was born in Kovno (now called Kaunas), part of the Russian Empire, on June 27, 1869 (d. May 19, 1940). She “stands as a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. An influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality and independence, and union organization. Her criticism of mandatory conscription of young men into the military during World War I led to a two-year imprisonment, followed by her deportation in 1919. For the rest of her life until her death in 1940, she continued to participate in the social and political movements of her age, from the Russian Revolution to the Spanish Civil War.(Source:The Emma Goldman Papers)
PBS film about Emma Goldman.
Emma Goldman at the Jewish Women’s Archive.
Emma Goldman at Wikipedia.