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Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
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    (August 7, 1890-September 5, 1964)
    Born in Concord, New Hampshire
    Organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (1907-16)
    Founding member of the ACLU (1920)
    Chairman of the American Communist Party (1961-64)
    Subject of the Joe Hill song 'Rebel Girl'
    She was expelled from the ACLU over her membership in the Communist Party.
    She spent three years in prison for advocating the overthrow of the US government (1955-57).
    She died in Moscow during a speaking tour and was given a state funeral by the Soviet Union.
    She was expelled from high school for her political activities.
    She criticized the male-dominated unions for not addressing the needs of women workers.
    Her campaigns to improve working conditions prompted Theodore Dreiser to call her 'an East Side Joan of Arc.'

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