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Shulamit Bat-Dori

Shulamit Bat-Dori defied widely held notions about the inappropriateness of theater in the kibbutz, creating popular and acclaimed plays for the masses.

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.

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

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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.

Adeline Schulberg

Adeline Schulberg’s long and winding career path led her from activist to Hollywood agent and back again.

Theresa Serber Malkiel

Theresa Serber Malkiel fought for workers’ rights, becoming the first female factory worker to rise to leadership in the Socialist Party.

Charlotte Lipsky

Charlotte Schacht Lipsky found an unusual balance between activism and pragmatism: on the one hand, a follower of the revolutionary Emma Goldman, on the other, the owner of a successful interior decorating business.

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