Ella Reeve Bloor


Ella Reeve Bloor born Staten Island, NY July 8, 1862 (d. 1951). "Mother Bloor"; American Socialist, and Communist party founder who opposed both World Wars, but changed views 1941; led counseling of conscientious objection in first war; nearly arrested for antiwar stand; led US delegation to Women’s International Congress Against War and Fascism Paris 1934.


"We women must take our place consciously by the side of men, dropping any sense of inferiority. . . We must use every ounce of strength that is in us to build the new world in which there will be no wars." (We Are Many, p. 370, 1940; 1910 photo Wikipedia)