Emma Goldman: Brave Voice or Radical?

Emma Goldman emigrated to the United States in 1885. She worked in the women’s garment industry for many years, and over time, became radicalized. She worked for causes as varied as atheism, birth control, and was an open proponent of anarchism. These stances eventually led to her deportation, along with over 200 other radicals, to the Soviet Union during the Red Scare in 1919.

Here is a timeline of her life from PBS’ companion website to their American Experience presentation on Emma Goldman

Here is an online exhibition about Emma Goldman’s work for Free Speech.

Was her deportation justified?

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