Elisa Branco


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Elisa Branco Batista born Barretos, São Paulo, Brazil December 29, 1912 (d. 2001). Brazilian feminist, textile worker, and peace activist. Vice-President, Council of Brazilian Peace Advocates, 1949-50; member of World Peace Council, 1951-64. Received 51-month prison sentence for opposing mobilization of Brazilian troops in Korean War, 1950; served 20 months. Other arrests followed, 1964, 1971. Awarded Stalin Peace Prize, 1952.


Our boys will not go to Korea as solders” (banner, Sept. 7, 1950; photo wikicommons)