Today in History–February 11–the Library of Congress features anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman, who was arrested on this date in 1916 right before she was to give a lecture on family planning. A Russian immigrant, Goldman joined the labor movement after working in a New York garment factory. Later she would embrace anarchism–the political belief that all forms of government authority are undesirable and unnecessary. Learn more about this staunch advocate for individual rights by visiting the Today in History section. Then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Emma Goldman and other anarchists.
Emma Goldman correspondence National American Woman Suffrage Association records
Anarchism and other essays by Emma Goldman, 1917 (Harvard University Library)
Anarchist images from Chicago Daily News photograph collection (Chicago History Museum)