Emma Goldman, a Russian-Jewish immigrant, was one of the most influential and uncompromising feminists in American history.

Considered radical in her time, she was an early advocate of women's equality and independence, free speech, birth control, union organization, and the 8-hour work day. In 1919, she was deported for her work against the World War I military draft. The Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California, Berkeley, has collected more than 30,000 documents by and about Emma as a means of educating the public on her extraordinary contributions to American history.

Courtesy of the Ms. Foundation.