Linda Burnham


Linda Burnham born Brooklyn, NY January 9, 1948. Second-generation communist peace activist; Dorothy Burnham’s daughter; active in CORE; friendship with Cuba in Venceremos Brigade 1971; opposed nuclear weapons, Vietnam War, Central American wars, Iraq War; sponsored Redesigning Peace fashion show opposing militarization of fashion.


[The U.S. functions in the world that is a more or less permanent feature, is to throw its weight around militarily, and to be a disrupter of peace in the world. And that because of that, we women have a special responsibility in relationship to the issue of peace.” (Loretta Ross interview, March 18, 2005, in Smith College Feminism Oral History, p. 44; photo Linda Burnham blog)