Dorothy Burnham


Dorothy Burnham (née Challoner) born Brooklyn, NY March 22, 1915. Civil rights leader with Southern Negro Youth Congress, Birmingham 1940-49; communist; Sisters Against South African Apartheid; WILPF.


[The Secretary of State] cannot expect to lead the world in democracy if there is no democracy in his own country. . . it is about time that he [do] something to stamp out the Ku Klux Klan and the lynchings in the United States.” (Paris, Aug. 1946, World Federation of Democratic Youth, Sara Haviland, James and Esther Cooper Jackson; photo Labor Arts)