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Labor

Rose Finkelstein

A lifelong labor activist, Rose Finkelstein organized pay raises and better hours for women workers throughout New England.

Angelica Balabanoff

Rebelling against her privileged upbringing, Angelica Balabanoff embraced socialism and rose to become one of the most celebrated activists and politicians of her day.

Angelica Balabanoff with David Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv, 1962

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Angelica Balabanoff with David Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv, 1962.

Image courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection (D684-054).

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Angelica Balabanoff with David Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv, 1962.

Image courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection (D684-054).

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Anna Strunsky Walling

When told she was too young to be a socialist, Anna Strunsky Walling claimed that she’d been born with her passion for socialism as much as she’d been born with her talent for writing.

Anna Strunsky Walling and her Sister, Rose, circa 1902

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Socialist, co-founder of the NAACP, and author, Anna Strunsky and her sister Rose, circa 1902.

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Socialist, co-founder of the NAACP, and author, Anna Strunsky and her sister Rose, circa 1902.

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Toni Sender

Toni Sender’s wide-ranging quest to save the world led her from the union hall to the German Parliament (as a socialist) and finally to the UN.

“The Factory Girl’s Danger” published in The Outlook

April 15, 1911

“No, we've got to keep on working, no matter what the danger.  It's work or starve.  That's all there is to it."

Maud Nathan, 1913, cropped

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.

Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Maud Nathan, 1913

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.


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Sonya Levien

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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.
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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.

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