Josephine Duveneck


Josephine Duveneck (née Whitney) born Brookline, MA, USA April 12, 1891 (d. 1978). Quaker pacifist. Early leader of WILPF 1922. Founded organic farm and social justice center Hidden Villa, Santa Cruz mountains, California, 1924. Hidden Villa was America's first international multicultural youth camp and offered safe haven for refugees from Nazi rule and Japanese internees. Cesar Chavez used Hidden Villa as a base of operations during his organization efforts.


I do believe mankind will find a way to overcome the menace of fratricide. It may take years, with many setbacks, but eventually the only possible solution will result in unity and cooperation among all nations.” (Life on Two Levels, 1978, p. 308; photo Los Altos Hist. Society)