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Rose Pastor Stokes arrested here in Willow Springs, MO Willow Springs, MO
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Radical labor activist Rose Pastor Stokes was arrested on March 23, 1918 for an anti-war speech she gave in Willow Springs and a letter to the Kansas City Star in which she declared, “No government which is for the profiteers can also be for the people, and I am for the people, while the government is for the profiteers.” She was convicted, but it was overturned on appeal. Rose Pastor Stokes in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Photo: U.S. Library of Congress

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