Genevieve "Mickey" Allen


Genevieve “Mickey” Allen (née O’Reilly) born Brooklyn, NY August 12, 1919 (d. 2008). Peace activist; nurse in WWII Italy; raised two activist daughters Jackie and Teri Allen; first arrested age 65; she and daughters arrested for chaining themselves to door of Hartford Federal Building to protest Iraq bombing with sign: “Inaugurate Peace”; Blocked gate to Groton sub base on Good Friday 20 years.


That first time I was scared to death. Scared to death! . . . But I just knew I was doing the right thing.” (Riegle, Doing Time for Peace, p. 230)