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February 11, 1916, Emma Goldman, American anarchist and compelling advocate of free speech, women's equality, the eight-hour day, and birth control, was arrested in New York City while giving a public lecture on family planning. She was charged with violating the Comstock Law, a 1873 statute banning transportation of "obscene" matter through the mails. At the time, federal courts interpreted the statute as prohibiting distribution of contraception information.

Goldman was born in Kaunas, a Russian city that is now part of Lithuania, on June 27, 1869. Like most poor Russian jews, Goldman's family suffered under the political oppression and antisemitism of Imperial Russia. Put to work in a corset factory and threatened with an arranged marriage, she fled Russia in 1885. Goldman settled in Rochester, New York, married, and worked in a factory. Disillusioned with working conditions there, she joined the labor movement. Her awareness of anarchism grew with the persecution of anarchist labor leaders after the 1886 Haymarket Strike. Shortly thereafter, Goldman embraced anarchism--the belief that any form of government inhibits a just society.

Abandoning her unhappy life in Rochester, Goldman moved to New York City in the early 1890s. Her abilities as a speaker and writer contributed to her prominence among political radicals. Now working as a nurse and a midwife among poor immigrants in New York City's Lower East Side, Goldman identified readily available birth control as a major factor in women's advancement.


 

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