The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Via the Jewish Women’s Archive: Emma Goldman’s career, followed closely by many in the Yiddish-speaking world, provided this newspaper — subtitled “A Journal of Humor, Wit, and Satire” — with a great deal of subject material. The caption under this cartoon reads: “Emma Goldman, the grogger [noise-maker] and Free Speech in America.” The cartoonist effectively pokes fun both at Goldman’s outspokenness and at the authorities’ attempts to silence the “noise-maker.”

On our Stoop, Synagogue, Soapbox walking tour, we stroll the local streets while exploring the intersection of politics, ideology and religion on the Lower East Side of 100 years ago. One of the more(in)famous characters we meet along the way is Emma Goldman– feminist, anarchist, rabble rouser and proponent of free love. A fascinating historical figure, Goldman’s life was dedicated to changing the status-quo of the world in which she found herself: “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.”

Looking for Goldman on the internet? Here are a few places to help your search:

Join us at 7 PM on Thursday, August 12th as we meet Emma and other East Side politicos on the Stoop, Synagogue, Soapbox walking tour. Email Nina Cohen to reserve a spot.

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