Donna Allen


Donna Allen (née Rehkopf) born Petosky, MI August 19, 1920 (d. 1999). Labor economist; author and editor; historian; feminist; peace and civil rights activist; co-founder Women’s Strike for Peace; founded Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) 1972; opposed CIA intervention Guatemala, nuclear weapons, Vietnam War; arrested for protest against NATO Paris 1965; sentenced for contempt of House Un-American Activities 1966, then exonerated.


"[W]omen have a particular role in efforts to prevent war because women are naturally more concerned about the next generation." (Nov. 1, 1961 protest; photo WIFP)