Women peacemakers born today
1869 Emma Goldman born Kovno, Russian Lithuania (d. 1940). Pacifist anarchist feminist editor and orator; arrested 1917 for draft resistance; jailed 18 months; deported 1919.
1880 Helen Keller born Tuscumbia, AL (d. 1968). Deaf and blind pacifist, radical socialist, suffragist.
1893 Crystal Bird Fauset born Princess Anne, MD (d. 1965). First female Black state legislator in US 1938; founded Africa House New York City c. 1955; co-founded UN Council of Philadelphia; headed American Friends Service Committee section of interracial section 1927.
1915 Grace Lee Boggs born Providence, RI. Chinese American philosopher, civil rights and anti-racism activist.
1957 Mary McAleese born Ardoyne, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Second woman president of Ireland, 1997, who made her goal "Building Bridges" to create peace.
Women's peacemaking on this day
1833 Prudence Crandall arrested for teaching African-American students, Canterbury CT.
1918 Dr. Marie Equi arrested for antiwar speech Portland OR.
1964 Graduation of 600 Freedom Summer volunteers at Western College for Women in Ohio.
1967 "Women's Liberation Workshop" of Students for Democratic Society was spark for women's liberation.
1996 The International Criminal Court issued an indictment against 8 Bosnian Serbs, marking the first time sexual assaults were charged as a war crime.
2006 Gyung-lan Jung led South Korean women’s appeal for peace. “[P]eace cannot occur (in the) Korean peninsula through military means. . . We commit ourselves to active involvement as 'peacemakers' and 'reconciliators' working to resolve the current situation peacefully and seeking sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula.”